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Cuban Gnatcatcher

Cuban Gnatcatcher
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-01 18:51
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Points: 6
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Cuban Gnatcatcher (Polioptila lembeyei)

From my archives

The Cuban Gnatcatcher is endemic to Cuba where it is restricted to a few places on the coast. It is found in dry, scrubby vegetation.

It is very similar to Blue-grey Gnatcatcher P. caerulea in being blue-grey above, white below with a long black tail showing white outer feathers. It differs in having a narrow black crescent behind the eye.

It is a very active bird feeding on small insects and spiders.

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Very interesting bird, super sharpness.

Hello Mario
excellent image of this bird captured with amazing details on his plumage
lovely pose, very good lighting and colors, great contrast against the blurred BG
TFS Jacqueline

Hi Mario!
Beautiful presentation of this bird! Great sharpness, excellent contrast against well blurred BG. Interesting composition with lovely pose. Good light management too!

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