Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wild Bird of the Week (week 42)

This week I am featuring the Chestnut-Headed Bee Eater as the wild bird of the week, in conjunction with one of my photo winning the Photo Malaysia ( ) August monthly competition. The winning photo featuring a pair of fighting Chestnut-Headed Bee Eater.

Chestnut-Headed Bee Eaters are the winter visitors to the Peninsula Malaysia and start to migrate here from Dec and returning to its breeding ground on March. This photo was captured on Feb 2009 using the Canon 5 D mk2 with the EF 600 mm IS F4 at a open scrubland in Penang Malaysia. I shot this photo from my car using a bean bag and positioned my equipments on the bean bag.

Species Name: Chestnut-Headed Bee Eater, 栗头蜂虎チャガシラハチクイ (茶頭蜂喰)
Scientific Name: M.leschenaulti 21.5 cm
Habitat: Open Broadleaved evergreen forest and coastal scrub.
Altitude: Up to 1830 meter
Photo captured at: Penanti, Penang, Malaysia
5 D mk2, EF 600 mm F4 IS 1.4 TC

1/1600s f/8.0 at 840.0mm iso800

(Theme: Fighting) This photo won the monthly Photo Malaysia competition

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Bob Bushell said...

That is a wonderful sight to hold, good news about the award.

madibirder said...

Thanks for visiting Wings Among Us. Your photos are just fantastic. Maybe I have to start filling the kitty for a 600mm f4.