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Red and Yellow Barbet


Red and Yellow Barbet
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1998-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon f 50, AF Nikkor 70-210, Fuji Sensia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-05 14:53
Viewed: 5554
Points: 11
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English: Red and Yellow Barbet
Latin: Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
Dutch: Vuurkopbaardvogel

This photo was placed before. The quality was not so good. I made a bigger crop, with less saturation.
Itís an oldie from 1998. Scanned from a slide.I hope you like it more now.

Identification: A striking yellow and red bird with upperparts, wings and tail black, spotted with round white spots. It gave the impression of a gaudily coloured woodpecker and like a woodpecker it has an undulating flight. The underparts are bright pale yellow, washed with orange on the chest, with a narrow white-spotted black band across the upper breast. The male has a black streak down the centre of the throat.
Voice: A loud 'toogel-de-doogle' repeated over and over, often by several birds in chorus.
Distribution and habitat: Local resident in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and north-east Tanzania. Frequents semi-arid bush country and open thornbush areas, favouring localities where there are termite hills in which it breeds. It is widely distributed and common in many parts of the Northern Frontier Province of Kenya. 23 cm.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-05 14:57]

Hi Peter,
this shot doesn't have great quality to it.
But there's beautiful colours and a good POV.
TFS Joey

focus is not very good and the head is to dark for me / we can't really see the details
pitty
but beautiful subject and good composition
aleks ;)

Hi Peter
Nice shot of this colourful guy!
TFS
Ralf

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-05 15:58]

Hi Peter. Not the best focus, but good colourand POV.well done.TFS good notes,

Nick Have a good easter.

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2007-05-07 10:40]

OK, I know the quality is not good, but this is a lovely family of birds, the barbets. My favourite is the crested barbet and I have 2 in my garden at home.
Thanks for sharing as it is nice to see the other family members.

Hello Peter

Excellent photo of film days SLR, you have choose
a very fine POV at the level of the bird,
gracious pose of the Red and Yellow Barbet
with its plumage beautiful color tons and patterns, TFS

Asbed

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