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john crawley • Bird photography • Also see - @jc_nature @jc_places
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Costa rica’s iconic resplendent quetzal sits on a moss and bromeliad covered branch near a fruiting avocado tree on which it feeds. on this morning there was a heavy fog which added to the quetzal’s mystique. resplendent quetzals can be found from southern mexico to panama, and is the national bird of guatemala. they are fairly large birds that can reach over three feet (a meter) in length, including tail. -•••-
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comment 153 star 3,426 9 hours ago

A male california quail stands guard in a pear tree as other members of its group forage below. california quail spend much of the year in groups or coveys and will pair off in spring. once their young have hatched and gained some size they once again form a covey where they find safety in numbers. -•••-
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comment 137 star 3,981 Yesterday

A red-faced cormorant looks over its shoulder as it perches on a cliff of st. paul island, alaska. red-faced cormorants are found in the far north pacific ocean and bering sea. it is more solitary than most species of cormorant and nests on the craggy cliffs within its territory. -•••-
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comment 100 star 2,919 2 days ago

A female rock ptarmigan blends in with her surroundings as she sits on her nest incubating eggs. a small group of us were slowly moving along the tundra photographing a red knot as it fed. as we were finishing up matthew studebaker @matthewstudebaker happened to notice this bird just feet away. we snapped some photos and left it to its business. -•••-
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comment 89 star 2,471 3 days ago

A greater sage grouse struts its stuff on a northern utah lek. beginning in march and continuing through april, greater sage grouse gather in communal areas known as leks where the males compete in front of females for the right to breed. these confrontations range from highly stylized displays to all out brawls. -•••-
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comment 123 star 3,279 4 days ago

A male northern cardinal perched in the late evening light of southern arizona. northern cardinals are large finches and can be found in the eastern half of the united states and the southwest. they have been introduced to california and hawaii. -•••-
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comment 103 star 2,495 5 days ago

A male cassin's finch perches on a redbud branch. cassin's finches are birds of the west. they summer from southwestern canada east to wyoming and colorado to northern new mexico and arizona and down to southern california. during the winter they can be found in mexico. they are most commonly found in areas of open conifers at higher altitudes. they are frequently confused with house finches. they can be distinguished by their paler b****t that lacks streaking and a richer strawberry red crown. -•••-
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comment 141 star 3,555 6 days ago

A hawaiian honeycreeper, the apapane, searches for nectar in the blossoms of flowering tree. apapane can be found on all major hawaiian islands, they are the most common of the 16 or so remaining hawaiian honeycreepers. the honeycreepers once number more than 50 species. it is believed that they evolved from a finch type bird much like the finches of the galápagos islands. -•••-
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comment 192 star 5,138 1 weeks ago

A little bee-eater suns itself as it watches patiently for an insect to fly within range in kenya's amboseli national park. little bee-eaters generally have several favorite perches in their territory where they will perch and "hawk" insects. much of their food is taken in flight. and as their name suggests, their diet includes bees. -•••-
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comment 132 star 4,666 2 weeks ago

A portrait of a keel-billed toucan. toucans, toucanets, and aracaris are all known for their large, often colorful bills. like all birds these bills are made of keratin, the same substance that fingernails and feathers are made of. the toucan’s bill is hollow, making it quite light. it’s strength and rigidity is provided by numerous small fibrous support “beams” that crisscross randomly throughout the hollow space. the primary use of their bill is to provide extra reach for feeding. -•••-
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comment 193 star 7,088 2 weeks ago

I had so many ask about yesterday’s post i thought i’d give a little more info about the photo. this is what i was set up to photograph. it is a multiple flash setup where the camera is locked down on a specific frame and focal point. when the birds come into frame the shutter is activated triggering the flashes capturing the photo. the flash is what freezes the action. often while photographing these sessions multiple hummers would rise together above the flowers and interact. i became interested in capturing this behavior. i loosened my tripod head, increased my dof, and focused on the fly as the birds rose above the flowers. the result was the photo i posted yesterday. here two male booted racket-tail hummingbirds feed alongside an andean emerald hummingbird. -•••-
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comment 125 star 3,108 2 weeks ago

A midair dance, two male booted racket-tail hummingbirds compete for the attentions of a female. the booted racket-tail, sometimes called the white-booted racket-tail is found in the northern part of south america. they are generally found at higher elevations. they are a small hummingbird. -•••-
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comment 528 star 10,725 2 weeks ago