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18-MAY-2006

IMG_0025-800x600.jpg

Flame-crowned Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic, female)

Scientific name - Dicaeum anthonyi

Habitat - Uncommon in all levels in montane forest above 800 m.

[20D + 500 f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held supported by car window]

NOTE - possibly among first photos of this species taken in the wild; ID was revised from Pachycephala philippinensis after thorough analysis by bird experts.

Canon EOS 20D
1/320s f/5.6 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

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romy ocon06-Dec-2006 02:01
This close-up of an uncommon Philippine endemic is probably among the first times the photo of the female is taken in the wild. It was captured in my first birding foray in the Cordillera Highlands . I'd have prefered a simpler perch and friendlier direction of light, but I take the blessings as they come when birding in montane forests. Sharp where it matters, this bird gets my vote with its soulful eye, simple beauty, amazing colors and of course rarity.
Yi Feng24-May-2006 01:24
Excellent shot!