PARADISE FLYCATCHER BY PEET VAN SCHALKWYK
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About the photo...
Please note: I was at least 5 m away from the nest and I did'nt disturbed the birds at all. My 500 mm lens cannot focus closer than 4.5 m. The chics are 1 day old.
|Camera ||Canon EOS 50D |
|Exposure ||0.003 sec (1/320) |
|Aperture ||f/4.0 |
|Focal Length ||500 mm |
|ISO Speed ||2000|
About the bird species...
The paradise-flycatchers, Terpsiphone, are a genus of monarch flycatchers. The genus ranges across Africa and Asia, as well as a number of islands. A few species are migratory, but the majority are resident.
The paradise-flycatchers have the widest distribution of any of the monarch-flycatchers, ranging across sub-Saharan Africa, southern and eastern Asia and down into Southeastern Asia.
The paradise-flycatchers are, as their name suggests, insectivores, feeding on a variety of insects, usually obtained on the wing.[
Paradise-flycatchers, like all monarch flycatchers, are monogamous and are generally territorial, although in some cases birds may nest close together and defend the nests together against predators. Females apparently select males based on their tail length, a form of sexual selection.
» 2 Comments
at Wednesday, 14 December 2011 21:17
A super capture, Peet! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
at Thursday, 15 December 2011 08:46
That's one helluva photo! Wow!
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