|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|From my recent holiday trip to Mexico |
Was late in the evening when this bird passed by. I had very little time to take some pictures – it was promptly chased away by the local Kingbirds
Tyrannus forficatus Order PASSERIFORMES - Family TYRANNIDAE - Subfamily Tyranninae
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.
Extremely long, forked tail.
Pearl gray upperparts, with a nearly white head.
Flanks and under tail salmon pink.
Size: 22-37 cm (9-15 in)
Weight: 36-56 g (1.27-1.98 ounces)
(from "All About Birds")
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This is a superb specie, what a tail! You managed very well with composition for this short time you had. Colors are stunning. The background is a little noisy but the picture still looks great! Thanks,
- [2007-12-30 13:54]
Nice image.Very sharp image whit good details.I like the pose of your subject and I also like the catch light in the eye.Beautiful colors.
Happy new year and TFS Michel
very nicel photo of this beautiful bird,
even late in the evening there is a good luminosity on the image,
i like the pov and framing of your image, TFS