Pájaro Bobo (Hispaniolan Lizard-cuckoo)

Picture by sanz3jo

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  • March 13, 2015
  • Olympus E420
  • Zuiko 70-300MM
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Single RAW File
  • Exposures Number -2,0,+2
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Others
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes
Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo Pájaro Bobo Bird Nature Endemic Dominican Republic Olympus Zuiko E-420


13 Mar 03:57

NOT FOR VOTING The Hispaniolan Lizard cuckoo is a very elusive and sneaky bird, their favorite food “the lizards” – hence their name and also feed from big insect, they are an endemic species of the Hispaniola island (Dominican Republic and Haiti). Adult grey above, They range between 41–46 cm in length and 110g in weight, his chest is gray with a long tail and a small beak They have a reddish brown stain on the wings and soft orange throat, tail with broad white tips really beautiful black and white a bit like a zebra, bare skin around eye red. His voice is very singular prolongued throaty: ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-kau-kau-ko ko in descending guttural tones, not regularly produces but is so singular that is the best way to find him or at least know where probably he is because he hide very well on the branches. Story behind the photo: I have about two years behind this species and believe it or not this is the best shot I could do so far, It is a very elusive bird despite its size and a 300mm lens is not enough to get the best from him, at this point he stay a few second on telephone cable and I was able to do this shot.

13 Mar 04:29

very nice

13 Mar 12:17

nicely done

13 Mar 13:35

Read your caption Mario. Keep trying, I know you will succeed in capturing that Nat Geo image that eludes you. Until then this is still a Fine Capture for sure.

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