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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: 2005-10-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss - 28 - 200mm f2-2,2, Memory Stick PRO 4GB, S&K Polarizer 58 mm
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Natureza em Avare - Fauna e Flora, Birds of Brazil [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-17 23:39
Viewed: 9664
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
In the nature most of the animals, birds most of the time, healthy very difficult of they be photographed. A lot of patience and a good equipment (teles) they help. I Tried to photograph Anu several times. I liked this picture, in spite of the position.

"Anu-black (Crotophaga ani)

Class: Ave

Order: Cuculiformes

Family: Cuculidae

Scientific name: Crotophaga ani

Vulgar name: Anu-black

Category: Don't consist

This species lives in groups formed usually by 7 to 15 individuals; at night the members of the group sleep under the dense foliage of a same tree and they maintain a very defined territory, with two areas: one for nests and stay overnight and other for feeding.

Feeding: arthropods and small vertebrates, plundering nests of small birds. Frequently they capture food in the soil, occasion in that you/they adopt the techniques "procurator" and he/she "sits down and wait."

Nidificação: the nest, that is done with small branches and leaves, measures about 30 cm of diameters for 13 cm of depth and it shelters eggs of several females; each one puts from 4 to 7 eggs, being able to the total to reach 20 eggs. Each one of these, blue-greenish and covered for a calcareous crust, it measures about 35 x 25 mm, representing 14% of the weight of the adult bird. The incubation lasts from 13 to 16 days and the nestlings leave the nest with 5 days of age; while they don't fly, they stay in the proximities of the nest arising for the branches with aid of the beak and of the feet.

Habitat: fields, parks and gardens.

Such: 33,0 cm

Source: University of São Paulo - USP"

Also see: ANU (Livios)

Thank you for the visit.

Lat.: S 23º09'14,5"
Long.: W 48º57'36,4"
Alt. metros: 644

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-18 4:10]

Hello Jose!
Very nice capture.I liked pose of bird,catchlight in eyes,blue sky at BG and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-18 19:48]

Belle présentation, le ciel bleu, les feuilles vertes et l'éclairage dirigé à la tête de l'oiseau en font une belle composition.

Félicitation et merci pour l'envoie !

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-19 3:24]

Hello Jose!
Lovely capture.POV,details and composition are wonderful.Than ks for sharing.

Hello Jose!
Wonderful shot.I liked angry expression on face,POV,details and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-26 9:39]

Pois é, José Reynaldo, os "danadinhos" são difíceis de serem fotografados, especialmente por causa da plumagem negra.

Ainda assim, gosto da foto.

Bela composição e contraste. A pose está ótima. O anu parece ter um olhar desconfiado.

uff .... it's me again!
Bonita perpectiva o céu azul está 5*! Bonitas cores e textura! Fica bemana:)

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