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Indian Golden Oriole

Indian Golden Oriole
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-12 1:48
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Points: 10
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I think this time i am right about the id of this bird. My apologies in advance if i am wrong.
I took this snap in the vicinity of Kallarkahar Lake, Punjab, Pakistan, where one can find different varieties of birds. These birds, however are not very cooperative to photographers unless they have super zooms :).
Sun had almost gone down when i found the opportunity to capture this bird, sitting faraway on a Eucalyptus tree.I would have loved to capture this bird in day time to present its pretty yellow shades effectively. Details about Orioles are as under:
The Indian Golden Oriole, (Oriolus kundoo) is a species of oriole found in the Indian Subcontinent and Central Asia. The species was once considered to be a subspecies of the Eurasian Golden Oriole, but has been elevated to a full species on the basis of differences in morphology, plumage, calls and the fact that the two do not intergrade.Adult males can be told apart from the Eurasian Golden Oriole by the black of the eye stripe extending behind the eye. The Indian Golden Oriole is a partial migrant. It breeds in Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Nepal, as well as much of India. The Indian populations are largely resident while other populations are migratory.
Very similar to the Eurasian Golden Oriole but has more yellow in the tail and has a paler shade of red in the iris and bill. The male has the black eye stripe extending behind the eye, a large carpal patch on the wing and wide yellow tips to the secondaries and tertiaries. The streaks on the underside of females is more sharp than in the females of the Eurasian Golden Oriole.The European species is larger with a wing length of 149-162 in adult males compared to 136-144 in O. kundoo. The wing formula is also different with primary 2 longer than 5 in O. oriolus while primary 5 is longer than 2 in O. kundoo. A population named baltistanicus was considered by Charles Vaurie to be indistinguishable from kundoo while turkestanica appeared to be based on a specimen of a typical Oriolus oriolus.
This oriole breeds from Baluchistan and Afghanistan along the Himalayas to Nepal. Some populations breed in the peninsular region but are very local. The northern populations winter in southern India, with some birds wintering in Sri Lanka. Records from the Maldives and the Andaman Islands have not been carefully identified.

The Indian Golden Oriole inhabits a range of habitats including open deciduous forests, semi-evergreen forests, woodland, forest edge, mangroves, open country with scattered trees, parks, gardens orchards and plantations.

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照的很漂亮的鳥 顏色鮮豔
神情自然 構圖美麗

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-09-12 6:44]

Hello Akbar,
beautiful capture İndian oriolus,nice details species,thanks..

Hello Asif.
Good picture of this bird.
you chose a good PoV to capture this nice shot.
colour, composition and clarity is perfect.
best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-12 11:42]

Hello Akbar.
Great shot of this beautiful bird. The colors are so vivid. The details are very crisp.Regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-12 16:17]

HI Akbar,i'm not a bird expert and i can't help you about the exact id,but i like a lot this magnificent pic,great details and a very birgh yellow too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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