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Harlequin Quail

Harlequin Quail
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5097 W: 166 N: 13040] (48610)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2017-11-03
Catégories: Birds
Appareil photographique: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposition: f/6.3, 1/50 secondes
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2017-12-22 4:31
Vue: 271
Points: 20
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
This little bird of 18 cm is the Harlequin Quail (Coturnix delegorguei), a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Africa.

This is the male, told by bold black markings on white throat and chestnut underparts. The female has a dark ‘necklace’ across throat to ear coverts.
The call is a loud ‘wit, wit-wit, wit, wit-wit-it’, a bit metallic.

Pairs and small coveys in rank grass, especially in damp regions within grassland and bushveld.
Most frequent in Zimbabwe and northern Botswana. Nomadic, sometimes irrupting in great numbers locally, then suddenly disappearing again.

Sources: Wikipedia and ‘Birds of Southern Africa' by Kenneth Newman, edition 2002.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5881 W: 89 N: 14985] (62861)
  • [2017-12-22 4:55]

Hi Peter,small and distant but no problems for you,the quality of the pic is very very high,interestimg post another time from your last trip,an excellent capture of this female in a difficult location too,well done! Have a nice weekend and Merry Christmas too! Luciano

Hello Peter,
Every time you post I can learn about another bird specie which I never seen before.....
Amazing colors....Very nice colorful bird. Stunning details....

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely quail, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy new year, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter

Fantastic low POV to capture this Quail. Looks quite similar to the Rain Quail found in India.

Lovely little Quail from Africa, Peter.
Wonderful ground level capture with natural colours. The eye in particular is well captured.

Hi Peter,

The low POV has actually transformed the picture to a different level. Excellent details and sharpness.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Warm Regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 808 W: 0 N: 2376] (10448)
  • [2017-12-23 9:04]

Hallo Peter,
Very good capture ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Have a nice weekend,

Lovely shot of this little bird.really shsrp and great colors.Have a great weekend, merry Xmas and happy New year.

Hi Peter,
Another species I haven't heard about before. And what a fantastic photo! Simple, yet powerful composition, splendid sharpness and details, nice colors and effective shallow DoF. Lovely work! Thanks, not only for sharing this beaut, but also for your valuable contribution here on TN.
Have a great Christmas, kind regards, László

Hallo Peter
bedankt voor het berichtje ook voor jou en je familie een gezellige kerst en een voorspoedig en gezond 2018
gr lou

PS ook de foto is weer prachtig natuurlijk zowat vergeten

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