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The Bali starling is one of the rarest birds in the world and relatively new to science, being first described in l912.

Endemic to the island of Bali in Indonesia and previously found throughout the north west third of the island. It inhabits monsoon forest and acacia savanna.

The breeding season runs from October to November and nests are preferentially made within wood pecker holes in tree trunks.

Habitat destruction and illegal trade have decimated the wild population.

This one was photographed at the Harewood bird garden in Yorkshire. He and his mate had a large enclosure at Harewood and seemed to be enjoying life.

Hawk

Camera:Nikon D2 X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 80-400 vr zoom Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:digital ISO 640 hand held
Title:Bali Starling
Username:Hawkgenes Hawkgenes
Uploaded:22 Jan 2007 - 8:17 PM
Tags:Birds, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife
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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 8:20 PM

Looks a very timid little thing/beautifully photographed.
Tom.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 8:23 PM

Super shot of this rare bird, great detail and clarity

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Blenkinsopp
22 Jan 2007 - 8:48 PM

your usual stunning clarity and detail

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Marian
Marian  862 forum posts England
22 Jan 2007 - 8:48 PM

What a beautiful bird, and with that green background it's made you a wonderful image.
Marian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 9:14 PM

Gorgeous bird-- well see, Thanks for sharing this rare bird with us--
Well done!
Jennnnnnnnnnn

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Malc_V
Malc_V  8 England
22 Jan 2007 - 10:06 PM

Beautiful image.
Brilliant description.

Malc.

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Bluke
Bluke  9303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 10:20 PM

this is sooo good hawk..... excellent work..

Babs

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Mrtaz30
Mrtaz30  8 United States
22 Jan 2007 - 11:03 PM

Great shot...nice detail and color..unusual bird..

Chuck

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didgpix
didgpix  7
22 Jan 2007 - 11:26 PM

Beautiful image, detail is superb.

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
23 Jan 2007 - 10:54 AM

Beautiful shot, and bird....love the blue eyes. Smashing pose too.

Ali

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2007 - 1:22 PM

Thanks for showing me,so beautifully, a bird I had never seen before.

Ron

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2007 - 5:55 PM

Superb capture.
Pete.

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PatrickSmith
23 Jan 2007 - 5:58 PM

I have never seen anything like it. Congrats on such a great catch!

Patrick

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TessC
TessC  8 Ireland
24 Jan 2007 - 12:58 AM

Oh wow, what a lovely and different looking bird. The blue around the eyes. So beautiful. And all fluffy. Wonderful to see. Nice work!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2007 - 10:05 AM

like the soft background

lovely bird
jeff

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2007 - 9:28 PM

interesting description John, superb exposure.
keith

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Gaz_H
Gaz_H  7150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2007 - 9:54 PM

What an amazing capture - speechless.

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2007 - 4:41 AM

A real beauty, excellent exposure and detail! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2007 - 5:00 PM

Awesome capture and composure John,he's brilliant thankyou for sharing this little beauty.Take care.AnnSmile

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2007 - 4:29 AM

This is stunning John, beautifully detailed and superb Dof!

gill

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VNelson
VNelson  9 United States
29 Jan 2007 - 7:37 PM

Perfect exposure on the whites. Excellent. Wonder how they ever arrived at 'starling'?

Verne

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daffydill56
31 Jan 2007 - 8:43 PM

A lovely image of such a rarity John.Exposure is perfect and the detail excellent.Nice work.

Fran

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton  10144 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2007 - 9:08 AM

Good sharp image,but might of liked the full tail.Well taken.

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Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
1 Feb 2007 - 7:32 PM

What a lovely looking bird and so well photographed. Thanks for your description, it's so interesting.
Val

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
4 Feb 2007 - 9:23 AM

WOW, Luv this Hawk.....Beautiful colours, the blues are fab!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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