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Copyright: Jose Reynaldo da Fonseca (nofer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSLR A390, Carl Zeiss - 28 - 200mm f2-2,2, Memory Stick PRO 8GB, S&K Polarizer 58 mm
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-11-30 10:00
Viewed: 1891
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Two (2) small eggs of Tesourinha.


Tyrannus savanna (Linnaeus, 1758): tesourinha; fork-tailed flycatcher

The tesourinhas are birds that they are characterized by executing numerous aerobatics, showing the forked tail opening up as if they were the sheets of a scissors; this fact created the popular name. The nestlings, until a certain age, accompany the parents and they are easily distinguished for they possess the much smaller tail than the one of the adults. Of their 4 subspecieses, just T. s. savanna is migratory and he/she moves for the north of Brazil; it is present in the Brazilian southeast between September and February.

Feeding: insects captured during the flight, or when landed in trees.

Nidificação: the nest is made with dry branches, in bowl form, locating the about 4 m of the soil. The eggs, 4 or 5, they are white-yellowish with brown stains, brown-grown dark and gray, forming a wide crown in an of the poles. They measure about 21 x 16 mm and they are incubated by the couple.

Habitat: fields and savannahs.

Such: 36,5 cm

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Hi Jose,
nice and sharp shot of these two eggs. Would be nice to see the bird too!
best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-01 18:09]

Hello Jose,
Not often do we get to see eggs in a nest, these are really beautiful with their little brownish burgundy colored markings. You've given us a great look at the nest and also the materials it is made of. Nicely focused displaying wonderful detail and earth toned colors.

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