Scarlet minivet (F)
|Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup)
|Date Taken: 2019-01-29|
|Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2019-02-26 0:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|So much difference in color from male to female I do not see in other birds.|
The scarlet minivet (Pericrocotus speciosus) is a small passerine bird. This minivet is found in tropical southern Asia from India to southern China, Indonesia, and the Philippines. They are common resident breeding birds in forests and other well-wooded habitats including gardens, especially in hilly country. While the male of most subspecies are scarlet to orange with black upper parts, the females are usually yellow with greyish olive upper parts. Several former subspecies have been elevated to species status in recent works. These include the orange minivet. All subspecies have the same habits of gleaning for insects and are often seen in mixed-species foraging flocks, usually foraging in small groups, high up in the forest canopy.
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- [2019-02-26 3:04]
Hi Biswarup,funny pose and excellent sharpness despite the distance,another colorful bird in your gallery of wonder,interesting species as usual. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2019-02-27 0:51]
The eye with a zoom lens would have been sharper and bigger.