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Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)

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The Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) also known as the Bright-headed Cisticola, is a species of warbler found from India to Australia.
It is very similar in appearance to the Zitting Cisticola however, in the breeding season males acquire a breeding plumage in which their head, throat and breast are a bright golden-orange colour, and their tails become shorter than in winter-plumage.
The species is found in rank vegetation in and around wetlands.
It is known as the finest tailor of the birds, often using stolen spiders' threads to stitch together its nest

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jan 2000 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis)
Username:wildlifephotographer wildlifephotographer
Uploaded:6 Mar 2013 - 6:47 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 6:49 AM

A superb capture, full of detail. Carol

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 6:58 AM

Stunner, very attractive looking warbler.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 7:02 AM

Wow a sharp detailed image, well done, also learning a lot about birds, thanks for the info

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 9:32 AM

Superb detail in this fine image! I like it a lot!

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 - 9:44 AM

Great shot

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
6 Mar 2013 - 9:51 AM

Wonderful image Smile

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 - 10:39 AM

Superb shot, Gordon.
Tony

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john_slevin
6 Mar 2013 - 11:46 AM

Very nice detailed photo, very natural.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 2:20 PM

A pretty little bird and captured with great clarity.......Sandy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 4:14 PM

Stunning image
ALI

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 5:40 PM

Wonderful capture

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 6:58 PM

Top drawer stuff Gordon

Reminds me a bit, of our Dartford WarblerSmile

Adrian

Last Modified By tomcat at 6 Mar 2013 - 6:58 PM

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 7:00 PM

Quality image Wink

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 7:42 PM

An outstanding capture, Gordon.
Colin

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 11:42 PM

A belated award, Gordon.
Not been online for a few day's.
Great image, some good stuff in your portfolio tooWink
Colin

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