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Songbirds of North America..7 Aug 2011

The World As We See It, or as You Missed It..7 Aug 2011

Captured just north of the USA border near Crystal City, Manitoba, Canada.

Canon XTi, w Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro Lens, Aperture 9.0, Shutter Speed 1/500 ISO 400 Focal length 500mm

Western Kingbird: Large flycatcher, pale gray head and breast, yellish belly, white throat and upper breast, and yellow lower breast and belly. Wings are brown. Tail is black with white edges. Feeds on insects, fruits and berries. Bouyant fluttering flight on shallow wing beats. Hovers over prey and dips down.

Habitat: farms, shelter belts, semi-open country, roadsides, fences, and wires

When feeding their young they will ferociously defend the nest, and will harass crows, and hawks in their immediate territory

Their Song a nasal, sputtering series that rises in inflection, speed, and pitch, then falls quickly: prip pp prreep pp PREEpoopop. CALLS similarly clipped spik, pik, and kit sounds.


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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Larry!

  • Good Evening Istvan
    I really appreciate your comments
    As well a the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Nicely captured, Larry!

  • Good Evening Dot
    I really appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks for acceptance Ray

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    Nice shot, Larry

  • Good Evening Shulie
    I really appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Great focus and clarity on this little guy!

  • Good Evening Joanne
    I really appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenabout 3 years ago

    G’day Larry
    Great photo very sharp and good feather detail a very good shot.

  • Good Evening Rodney
    I really appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful Larry and thanks for the education of this interesting tough little guy!

  • Good Evening Kathilee
    I really appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 3 years ago

    very nice catch Larry

  • Good Evening Dave
    I really appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 3 years ago

    Isn’t he a beauty Larry? Great capture.

  • Good Morning Barb
    He is gorgeous, and noisy as well…lol
    Always appreciate your comments …Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 3 years ago

    Awesome Larry! Congrats!

    Featured August 7, 2011

  • Good Morning Barb
    I appreciate the feature
    I’m honored, and so delighted…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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