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Chrysomus ruficapillus

Chrysomus ruficapillus
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Copyright: Hernan Ernesto Bortondello (nanreh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-21
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife on a golf course - Chapter 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-11-21 17:03
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Points: 28
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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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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To samiran88: Gracias, Samirannanreh 3 11-28 03:53
To imageme: Anna,,,nanreh 1 11-26 14:33
To euroblinkie: Itīs my duty...nanreh 1 11-26 14:09
To lousat: Luciano, brother...nanreh 1 11-26 14:06
To Hotelcalifornia: Thanks, Srikumar!nanreh 1 11-26 14:04
To ramthakur: Thanks, Ram.nanreh 1 11-26 13:54
To PeterZ: Yes, very difficult ...nanreh 1 11-26 13:51
To kinglove: Stone...nanreh 1 11-26 13:47
To hsn6a: Thank you very much, Hasannanreh 1 11-26 13:44
To JoydebChaudhury: Thanks, Joynanreh 1 11-26 13:21
To cobra112: Chao!nanreh 1 11-25 05:17
To chrimakris: It's true, friendnanreh 1 11-25 05:14
To tuslaw: Ron, friendnanreh 1 11-25 05:06
To OPYphoto: Thanks, Odi...nanreh 1 11-23 03:33
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Good morning Hernan
It is a nice picture with good composition and superb colour and sharpness.
best wishes,

Hello Hernan,
I like the composition with this impressive pose,details,clarity and colours are excellent.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-22 0:45]
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Hello Hernan,
nice capture bird,thanks..

Hello Hernan,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
神態很新奇 角度很突破 光線亮麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Hernan,
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.

Hello Hernan,
Beautiful bird and attractive pose.Well captured.Well managed BG.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-22 12:17]
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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.

hallo hernan
super good composition with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Hernan Ernesto. Gooddetails beautiful colours in the intrigant wild environment.


Hello Hernan
Not the best sharpness but interesting bird, good composition and nice colours.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-24 10:16]
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Hello Hernan,
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.
Well done!!

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