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Long-billed Curlew


Long-billed Curlew
Photo Information
Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-16 20:06
Viewed: 2213
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my trip to California.
North America's largest shorebird, the Long-billed Curlew breeds in the grasslands of the Great Plains and Great Basin.
Cool Facts
•Both the male and female Long-billed Curlew incubate the eggs, and both are aggressive in defense of nests and young. The female typically abandons the brood two to three weeks after hatching and leaves brood care to her mate. Despite this abandonment the same male and female often pair with each other again the next year.
•Although the Long-billed Curlew's diet includes many species of invertebrates and some vertebrates, its bill is best adapted for capturing shrimp and crabs living in deep burrows on tidal mudflats (its wintering grounds) or burrowing earthworms in pastures.
•The female Long-billed Curlew's bill is longer than the male's, and is a different shape. Hers is flatter on top with a more pronounced curve at the tip. His is gently curved throughout its length. The juvenile's bill is distinctly shorter than the adults' during its first few months, but it may be equal to the male's length some time in its first year.

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nice march, amazing bill, TFS Ori

nice picture with great POV.
good sharpness and colour.
tfs
samiran

Hello Peter
Great capture and presentation of this Curlew. Sharp and clear.Wonderful colors and lighting.
Thank You
best regards
J.Diogo

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-17 9:59]

Una buena foto con un pose excelente, la luz muy bien controlada y el pájaro está muy bien enfocado y natual. Enhorabuena.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-18 2:55]

Hi,
Beautiful curlew, fine image with fine composition. tfs.
nagraj.v

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