Threatened Birds I
|Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens)
|Date Taken: 2009-12-13|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 0:23|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The black-fronted piping-guan is endemic to the Atlantic forest of southeast Brazil, northeast Argentina and southeast Paraguay. Having once been widespread and common throughout this range, it has now been lost from most sites and is now found only where it is relatively protected from hunting.|
The black-fronted piping-guan inhabits Atlantic forest in both coastal and inland regions, up to 1,800 metres above sea level. It appears to be associated with rivers and streams and in some areas favours forests with a high proportion of palmito (Euterpe edulis)
This peculiar bird of South America has a large red throat wattle with a blue base and a ring of bare bluish skin around the eyes. The feathers are mainly black, including on the forehead. The neck and upper breast feathers are edged with white and the wings are each decorated with a large, white patch. The crown and nape are white, the bill is pale blue with a black tip, and the legs are red. The black-fronted piping-guan calls with a soft whistle
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- [2009-12-15 4:26]
A fine capture of this now rare species of Guan, the image capturing the bird as well as a bit of the dry forest habitat with fine clarity, the the green is a little oversaturated.
A valuable contribution to TN!
Thanks and best regards,
Ola Raimundo! Amazing black bird. Wonderful scene and excellent scenery. Good contrast. Perfect shot. Saude!
- [2009-12-15 12:43]
Interesting capture this black-fronted piping-guan!
Congratulation for this post!