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Extremely Threatened

Extremely Threatened
Photo Information
Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 1 N: 54] (272)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200mm VR, Heliopan UV
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-23 0:49
Viewed: 4035
Points: 6
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Yellow-throated Laughing Thrush (Garrulax galbanus)

This beautiful species of perching bird is threatened in its native South East Asian habitat (range: India, Burma, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China) because of deforestation and capture by poachers for the exotic bird trade. This species is monomorphic - males and females look the same: dark-blue crown and flight feathers, black face, yellow throat and breast. In the wild, they are usually found in pairs or in small groups; occasionally seen in widely scattered flocks. Captive birds show highly social behaviors such as cooperative breeding in which several individuals assist in caring for the young.

This one is housed at the Birdhouse of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-23 3:00]

Beautiful and unusual bird, Ken. Sharp details and good exposure on the bird. The background is a bit harsh. Great capture. TFS. : )

A new bird to me Ken. Beautiful colours. Focus is a wee bit soft on the face, but it doesn't detract. Sad to read that it is threatened. So many of our beautiful wildlife struggles to survive due to humans. :-( Good work. Thanks

What a beautiful and lovely-colored bird, Ken. This is a good composition with great detail and lighting, perhaps a sligtly OE BG and left side but your subject is well captured. Thank you for sharing him.

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