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Large-tailed Nightjar

Large-tailed Nightjar
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Copyright: Ashok Kumar (ashok_delhi17) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 17] (151)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-10 2:04
Viewed: 2798
Points: 6
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Large-Tailed Nightjar
Caprimulgus macrurus
It's a resident bird in most of India (south of Himalays to Bangadesh and Central India). Larger than the Grey nightjar and more warmly coloured and strongly patterned, with longer and broader tail.

It was a great find by our Cycle Rickshaw-man Sardar Man Singh (SMS) on the morning of a foggy day (February). Bharatpur is best to be explored by Cycle Rickshaw as the men paddling rickshaws are very well experienced and know a lot about birds and the habitat.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
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Helo Ashok,
A fine capture of the Large-tailed Nightjar. The central composition suits this frontal POV, taken with fine sharpness and colours and the OOF dead leafy BG allows it to stand out well.
I fine contributtion to TN!
Thanks and kind regards,

nice photograph with good sharpness, contrast and perfect background to handle with.

So close, very lucky and good image. tfs.

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