|Copyright: Rene Valdes (guacamayero) (145)|
|Date Taken: 2009-04-01|
|Camera: Canon EOS 30d, SIGMA 135-400mm|
|Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-04-08 19:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A striking bird of the central United States, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is nearly unmistakable with its long forked tail and salmon-pink belly. The state bird of Oklahoma, it is commonly found in only a handful of other states.|
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher forms large premigratory roosts in late summer, with up to 1,000 birds in one flock. They often roost near towns, perhaps taking advantage of the large trees as roosting sites.
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher uses many human products in its nest, such as string, cloth, paper, carpet fuzz, and cigarette filters. One study of nests in an urban area in Texas found that artificial materials accounted for 30% of the weight of nests.
Inclement weather can be an important factor in causing nest failure of open country birds. High winds and thunderstorms can destroy large numbers of Scissor-tailed Flycatcher nests in some years, accounting for nearly half of all nest failures.
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Lovely and beautiful capture. DOF is striking as are the colors of this flycatcher. I love the pose, the line of wire and how I can see the individual feathers on the wings. Excellent shot, especially the clarity!
fine glance fine pose
and beautiful photo
- [2009-04-09 0:49]
Nice bird captured with a great compo with wonderfull blured BG, nice flashlight in the eye.
- [2009-04-09 5:20]
Great shot with natural colors and sharp details.
- [2009-04-09 8:27]
Hermosa foto. Bellos colores del plumaje blanco de este atrapamoscas de cola de tijera.
Gracias por Tus comentarios a mi ultima foto. Llegando de vacaciones hago el cambio OK.
Saludos y que tengas un exelente semana santa.