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Rufous Treepie

Rufous Treepie

Scientific name: Dendrocitta vagabunda
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

The range of this species is quite large, covering all of India up to the Himalayas, and southeasterly in a broad band into Burma (Myanmar), Laos, and Thailand in open forest consisting of scrub, plantations and gardens.

This is a typically arboreal species feeding almost completely in trees on fruits, invertebrates, small reptiles and the eggs and young of birds; it has also been known to take flesh from recently killed carcasses. It is extremely agile while searching for food, clinging and clambering through the branches and will sometimes travel in small mixed hunting parties with unrelated species such as drongos and babblers.

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Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/60s f/4.0 at 98mm (EF 70-200mm + EF 1.4x TC) ISO 800 with Flash full exif

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