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Speckled Mousebird

Speckled Mousebird
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-07-31 12:37
Viewed: 1869
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this "Speckled Mousebird" in our yard. Our yard is very big and this bird was sitting top of a branch which was far to me.

Speckled Mousebird (Copies striatus) is the largest species of the Mousebird. It is common "Backyard Bird".
* Length - 35cm (14 inches)
* Weighs - 57 Grams
* Colour - Dull Mousy Brown
* Distribution - Cameroon east to Eritrea and Ethiopia, South through eastern Africa to southern South Africa.
*Habitat - Most habitats are suitable except the rainforest and more arid area.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-31 12:56]

Hi Srikumar,it turn the head in the best moment for the best capture,very elegant and made in the usual top quality,bright and sharp composition showing us this interesting specie,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-31 13:17]

Hello Srikumar,
Nice photo of this Speckled Mousebird in an attractive vertical composition. Beautiful natural colors and fine sharpness. Most of the time you find these birds in dense scrubs, so good to see it in the open. Excellent timing with this eye contact.

Hello Srikumar,

A nice vertical shot of this bird with nice detail, nice colours which show well against the blue background. A nice catch-light in the eye.
Thanks for sharing, regards Bill.

Hello Srikumar,
Another interesting image with excellent clarity and nice natural colors.
The photographers note are useful. Difficult POV but the contrast against the blue sky is excellent.
Thanks for sharing!

Nice portrait under difficult light conditions and a rather difficult to catch bird.
thanks and greetings

hallo Sri
very nice and sharpness composition with nice light
colours are also beautiful
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-01 18:49]

Hello Srikumar,
What a beautiful bird you have presented to us, and a new one for me. Very impressive tail and cute little head crest. I like the way it cocked its head to the side while giving you an over the shoulder glance. Nice eye contact with just a tad bit of catchlight.

beautiful bird, very nice composition.
good information about the bird species that adds a lot of value.
thanks for sharing,

Hi Srikumar,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Speckled Mousebird. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.


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