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Purple Honeycreeper Female


Purple Honeycreeper Female
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K20D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 DI LD (IF)Macro, Digital ISO 200, 77mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-11 3:12
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Points: 10
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Cyanerpes
Species: C. caeruleus
Binomial name: Cyanerpes caeruleus

The Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus, is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from Colombia and Venezuela south to Brazil, and on Trinidad. A few, possibly introduced birds have been recorded on Tobago. The species is a bird of northern South America, and besides the Amazon Basin and the Guianas, a coastal range occurs west of the Andes, including parts of southern Panama. In the south, its range extends to the extreme western Pantanal. Though it is most frequently seen in the lowlands up to 3,300 ft (1,000 m) ASL or so, it has been encountered as high as 7,500 ft (2,300 m) ASL[1].

The Purple Honeycreeper is 4.5 in (11.5 cm) long, weighs 0.42 oz (12 g) and has a long black decurved bill. The male is purple with black wings, tail and belly, and bright yellow legs. Females and immatures have green upperparts, and green-streaked yellowish-buff underparts. The throat is cinnamon, and there is a blue moustachial stripe. The call of Purple Honeycreeper is a thin high-pitched zree.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-11 4:16]

Hoi Thijs,

Voor ons is het enige mogelijkheid om deze vogels te vinden, alleen in de Zoo.
Ik ben geen ornitholoog en kan u verder niet helpen met de naam van deze mooie vogel.
Dit is wel een prachtige foto, ook mooi van kleur. Bedankt

Groet,
John

Hallo Thijs,
Ik heb gezocht voor je, maar niets kunnen vinden wat betreft de naam. Dit is wel een erg lastige. Het zou mij niet verbazen wanneer hij afkomstig is van Nieuw Guinea of omstreken. Ik heb daar niet veel gegevens van. Hoewel ik van de 10.000 vogelsoorten van meer dan 8.000 foto's heb, zit hij daar waarschijnlijk niet tussen. Dat maakt mij natuurlijk wel erg nieuwsgierig. Misschien kun je de foto naar Blijdorp mailen en geven zij het antwoord.
Het is overigens een prachtige foto in erg mooie kleuren en uitstekende scherpte. Erg goede compositie en contrasterende achtergrond.
Groetjes,
Peter

Hallo Thijs
This is a very colourful and most beautiful bird. The colours of the plumage is really very special, especially the blue stripes in between the feathers. I like the space left on the left hand side of the image, this bringing emphasis to the large but beautiful beak. Thanks for sharing. Best regards
Anna

Hi Thijs,
This is a pleasantly executed shot. Well done! What a fantastic creature.
Regards,
George Veltchev

Hi Thijs,
What a beautiful exotic bird. Stunning colors. Very well done and tfs.
Regards
Natley
Mamagolo2

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