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Milvago chimango


Milvago chimango
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-11 15:22
Viewed: 5754
Points: 40
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Chimango Caracara
El chimango (Milvago chimango), también llamado caracara chimango, tiuque y chiuque. es un ave rapaz natural de América del Sur. Se encuentra en Argentina, Chile y Uruguay, llegando hasta Bolivia, Paraguay y extremo sur de Brasil durante los desplazamientos invernales. Es un animal sedentario y con un gran poder de adaptación.
Se lo encuentra en todo tipo de terreno donde la vegetación no es muy alta, desde la costa hasta las llanuras. También se le ve en los bosques despejados de vegetación secundaria. Se encuentra presente desde el nivel del mar hasta los 1.000 msnm.
Anidan solitarios y en colonias. Comienzan a criar en septiembre, siendo octubre el mes de mayor producción. Demuestran una preferencia por construir el nido sobre alguna vegetación, donde tenga cierta protección del sol y la lluvia. La altura de la vegetación, tipo y localidad no aparenta ser importante. La nidada consiste de dos a tres huevos. La incubación toma de 26 a 32 días y a las 5 semanas los pichones se van del nido. Ambos géneros comparten todas las responsabilidades del nido: construcción, defensa, incubación y alimentación de los polluelos.

Information source


Range Description: This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 3,200,000 km². It has a large global population estimated to be >1,000,000 individuals (Ferguson-Lees et al. 2001). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Countries:
Native: Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
Vagrant: Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

BirdLife International 2008. Milvago chimango. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. . Downloaded on 11 January 2009.


This photo is taken in the Cerro Campanario, Bariloche, Argentina. Originalformat.

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Tv 1/320
Av 8.0
ISO 100
Focal 275.0 mm

Jamesp, Adanac, jaycee, crs, Juyona, valy67, siggi, uleko, nglen, Dis. Ac., CeltickRanger, angela926 has marked this note useful
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Belle image Ferran ! Even if I'm not any bird expert
regards
Patrick

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-01-11 17:36]

Hi Ferran

Great shot - I really like the pose and sharp details here.

James

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-11 18:32]

Hello Ferran,
This image is so sharp and the colors so vivid, it almost seems as if I am there. Great work Ferran, thank you.
Rick

Ferran,

Very nice work! I really like the details, colors and composition in this shot. Even though you shot it with what looks to be full sunlight, you still managed to control the exposure. I find it is tough to work with such lighting conditions but in any event, your shot looks great! TFS.

Best Regards,

Martin

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-11 20:11]

Hi Ferran,

A stunning shot of this bird on the treetop. A wonderful close-up with fine details of the face and plumage. Beautiful colors and shadings. The blue sky and the lighting looks very much like Tucson.

Jane

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-11 21:35]

Hallo Ferran,

The POV you have chosen is very good giving a nice eye contact with the bird. You have used very well the light so that the colors of bird's plumage are very naturaly looking. There is a fine contrast between the colors of the bird, sky and plant it is sitting on.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-11 23:15]

Hola amigo,
estupenda captura,
brillante bg, y nitidez...
atractivo pov,
saludos Ferran

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-11 23:52]

Hello Ferran !
Wow, this is a beautiful picture ! I love the sunny and cheerful colors, the proud pose of the bird, the wonderful blue sky and the splendid details on the face and the plumage. Very nicely composed, too. Very well done !
Valerie.

very beautiful capture , perfect sharp and colours , clear details , great POV,
TFS,
septimiu

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-12 1:40]

Hello Ferran,
fantastic capture, excellent composition and point of view, beautiful vivid colors, nice contrast and lovely light, superb sharpness and depth of field, very good pose and nice catchlight in the eye.
Best regards Siggi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-12 3:12]

Hello Ferran,
A lovely close capture of the Caracara very sharply in focus against the blue sky. Beautiful light and colours too and well composed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-12 3:28]

Hello Ferran,
Excellent photo of this Caracara. Impressive sharpness and wonderful colours in contrast against the splendid blue sky. Great composition and POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-12 10:23]

Hi Ferran. This is a fine close up of the Caracara.You have very good detail and colours in the featehrs, With a nice POV against the deep blue sky. well done .TFS.
Nick..

Hi Ferran,

very shot of this bird.
good pov and details.
Beautiful bg and colours.

Gert

Great capture and note Ferran.
Both the bird and plant look similar to New Zealand species.
TFS
Steve

hello Ferran

excellent photo of this South American bird of prey
shot with fine POV that in French we say « en-contre plongé »,
also fine framing, excellent sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

Hi Ferran,

A handsome bird, and a fine photograph, very sharp, nice color and a very nice composition.

John

Hello Ferran,
wonderful capture, excellent compo and pov, beautiful
vivid colors, superb sharpness and depth of field,
nice details in the plumage, lovely blue background
and nice catchlight in the eye.
Thanks
Angela

Hola Ferran,
Una buena foto de esta casi omnipresente ave en Argentina, imposible no fotografiarla para cualquier amante de la fotografía de naturaleza. Se lo ve con linda luz y detalles.
Saludos
Hernán

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2010-05-09 20:35]

Hola Ferran!
Me sorprendí con ésta foto, debe ser la primera que veo de un chimango que sale posando bien y sin cara de "no molestes"!!! Y más me sorprende que la hayas sacado en cerro Campanario, eso es muy cerca de donde vivo!!!! A decir verdad, en mi casa vive un chimango desde hace años... es excelente para cazar las ratas que propagan el hanta virus.
De verdad, muy buena foto, la composicion es hermosa.
saludos
brenda

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