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Greater coucal

Greater coucal
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-15 5:24
Viewed: 885
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today there was rain in morning. And after rain what he is doing you can see. Was seating like this for long time.

The greater coucal or crow pheasant (Centropus sinensis), is a large non-parasitic member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. A widespread resident in Asia, from India, east to south China, Nepal and Indonesia, it is divided into several subspecies, some being treated as full species. They are large, crow-like with a long tail and coppery brown wings and found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation and urban gardens. They are weak fliers, and are often seen clambering about in vegetation or walking on the ground as they forage for insects, eggs and nestlings of other birds. They have a familiar deep resonant call which is associated with omens in many parts of its range.

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Hi Biswarup,
A common species in our village too. But most of the time beyond my reach. Well captured with perfect natural color.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes and have a nice WE,

Ciao Biswarup, difficult capture of fantastic bird, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

sunbathing is great after the rain. Nice colors and good contrast between brown-black bird and green surrounding

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-15 11:22]

Hello Biswarup,
A really neat shot of this beautiful Crow Pheasant which seem to be drying out it feathers. I love the contrasting black and cinnamon colors in it's plumage and the bright red eye also immediately captured your attention. Sharply focused and showing excellent detail. Seems odd that they are weak fliers, since you would never guess it just from viewing their physical wing and body features. Great job!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-16 7:44]

Hello Biswarup,
Another beautiful photo of this coucal. Great sharpness and a fine pose in beautiful natural contrasting colours.

Greater Coucal in all its splendor !!! Great work, Biswarup !!!
Hernan Bortondello

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