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Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Photographed byCon Boekel on Tue 31st Oct, 2017 and uploaded on Wed 15th Nov, 2017 .
Resolution1317x1050
Viewed90
ID28260
CommentTaken on a shady day, this image lacks attractive irridescence. On the other hand there are three matters of interest. The bird can't adapt its toes to the artificial perch. The image shows tongue. And the inside of the mouth is black. The latter prompts the thought: 'Is there an evolutionary advantage for cuckoos to have black mouthparts as they work inside domed nests?'
EquipmentCanon 5D Mk IV
Canon EF 500mm 1:4 L IS 11 USM
Velbon tripod
f/9
1/1600 sec
ISO-1600
0 step
500 mm
Processed using first DPP 4 and then PSE 13
LocationThe Arboretum (Australian Capital Territory)
Keywordsadult
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