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Crested Francolin

Crested Francolin
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-12-02 6:59
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crested Francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

It’s about 32 cm.

The call is a shrill ‘kwerri-kwetchi’, ‘kwerri-kwetchi’ sounding like ‘beer and cognac, beer and cognac’. Pairs of small groups in bushveld, broad-leaved woodland, thickets near rivers and forest fringes, mostly keeping within cover.

Sources: Wikipedia and ‘Birds of Southern Africa’ by Kenneth Newman.

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Hello Peter,
What a lovely bird....It has wonderful colors close to the Common pheasant-female.
Excellent image quality.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-12-03 4:35]

Hi Peter,what a beautiful capture of this francolin. The pose is the best as possible and the sharpness is great,a nice look on the habitat too,supershot! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,luciano

nice camouflage, TFS Ori

Simply outstanding image of this beautiful bird from South Africa, Peter.
Amazing natural colours and an authentic background.

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely bird in nice standing pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

love;y clear view of this bird. You succeeded in having it stand out against the background which could quite effectively camouflage it.

Hello Peter
Magnific capture of this species.
Low POV excellent colors and excellent sharpness.Well done my Friend.
Have good weekend!
Best regards

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