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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Photo Information
Copyright: Rene Valdes (guacamayero) (145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-01
Categories: Birds
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
Viewed: 4003
Points: 10
[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.

Cool Facts

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!

hello Rene
fine glance fine pose
and beautiful photo
best regards

Hi Rene
Nice bird captured with a great compo with wonderfull blured BG, nice flashlight in the eye.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-09 5:20]

Hello Rene
Great shot with natural colors and sharp details.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-04-09 8:27]

Hola Rene.
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.

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