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|Nombre Espaņol: Varillero Congo|
Scientific Name: Chrysomus ruficapillus
English Name: Chestnut-capped Blackbird
DESCRIPTION. Measuring 17 cm. Black with some glitter, has the crown and a "bib" dark brick color, its peak is clear. Female: dull coloration, dorsal side is darker, while the ventral is clear, with some striae; throat clear.
BEHAVIOR. In flocks, usually always very boisterous, with whistling and nasal notes. He moves constantly from one place to another, stands between the reeds or on floating vegetation.
HABITAT. Like other varilleros frequents lakes with abundant vegetation both inside and on the coast. It is common for water to move away in search of food, but never too much. Also in flooded ditches and roadsides. May occur in agricultural fields.
POWER. Above all eat insects, larvae and worms. The searches on the banks or on aquatic vegetation. With the peak turns water sprouts and quickly capture prey. It also feeds on seeds and grains.
NIDO. Breeding colonies both small and large, in rushes, reeds and aquatic environments and its vicinity. Build a hemisphere of vegetable fibers interwoven to give a good consistency. Lines the finest materials. Put 3 or 4 eggs green, with spots and dark lines. Incubation lasts about 11 days, the chicks remain in the nest fed by parents about 12 days.
SITUATION. Common is not harmful to their populations, although it is seen in cages or crates, captured by trappers.
DISTRIBUTION. Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, in Argentina throughout the north, to the south of the province of Buenos Aires.
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Good morning Hernan
It is a nice picture with good composition and superb colour and sharpness.
I like the composition with this impressive pose,details,clarity and colours are excellent.
- [2013-11-22 0:45]
nice capture bird,thanks..
神態很新奇 角度很突破 光線亮麗
- [2013-11-22 4:18]
Nice photo of this Chestnut-capped Blackbird. Fine sharpness and, despite the difficult light conditions, nice natural colours. Good composition.
This Black Bird with that touch of colour on its head is a real beauty, Hernan.
Very good capture from a effective perspective to highlight its features and colours.
Beautiful bird and attractive pose.Well captured.Well managed BG.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2013-11-22 12:17]
Hi Hernan,a good capture of this blackbird,the details are not the best but is very difficult to make better in this difficult pose and location,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.
Hi Hernan, A special composition with this beautiful bird in between the bamboos. Awesome natural colours and POV. Thank for sharing
I like the composition showing the bird's wetland habitat subtly with the reeds. Good light showing off the iridescent back, and nice eye highlight.
super good composition with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou
Ciao Hernan Ernesto. Gooddetails beautiful colours in the intrigant wild environment.
Not the best sharpness but interesting bird, good composition and nice colours.
- [2013-11-24 10:16]
Your Chestnut-capped Blackbird reminds me somewhat of our male Cowbirds as far as it's markings and colors. The Cowbird has a brown head and no mask while your Chestnut-capped Blackbird has more of a rust colored cap with an attractive black mask. I like the way your focal length has isolated him from the BG, yet shows the reeds in which it lives.