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Blue-Winged Pitta

Blue-Winged Pitta
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-10 0:36
Viewed: 3100
Points: 6
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Blue-Winged Pitta
(Pitta moluccenis)
Size: 20 cm

Distinguished from Mangrove Pitta by apale coronal band and smaller bill; note short tail creates a stocky appearance in flight.

A fluty tu-teew.

Resident in decidous lowland forests and open woodlands. Avoid in closed typical rainforest. During migration often found in coastal scrub and gardens. Feeds on invertebrate prey while hopping along on the ground and perching on low branches. It moves higher up when calling. Makes short flights along the ground with rapid wings beats.

Uncommon winter visitor in some parts of the island.

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Hello Ang,
Hope you'll be doing fine. This is a fine shot of the Pitta, a beautiful bird of your region and of India. It has been taken with quite a skill, the focus is good and the colours are really gorgeous and what matters most that you have this shot as these birds are very difficult to photograph....so I am all praise.Thanks a lot for sharing, I am sorry that I have missed some of your previous photos but I'll find time and visit them....take care...warmest regards/Abid.

Hi Ang.
This bird have interesting form and very nice colors.
Good capture with nice details.
Friendly regards.Alin.

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2010-01-10 11:20]

un beau oiseau!
les couleurs de la plumage sont riches.


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