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Black-Naped Monarch


Posted by Krish Chandran on Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:15 am

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Black-naped Monarch (Male)
aka Black-naped Monarch Flycatcher

They're found mostly under a thick canopy and catch their flies on the wing. They're endemic to South and SE Asia with about 23 different sub-species.

Photographed at Pune, Maharashtra, India 

Nikon D500, Nikon 400mm F2.8 on a tripod.
1/750, F2.8, ISO 500

If this interests you please check out this short video on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zmw6icZQJE


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by david fletcher on Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:27 am
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Such a beautiful bird. Love that black "cap".
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by Jim_B on Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:32 am
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Stunning image of this gorgeous bird! Yes, the black "cap" is delightful!
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by Gene Gwin on Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:44 pm
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Krish, Beautiful bird with excellent details and nicely contrasting bg. Well done! Have never seen this bird before. Curious where the Monarch was photograhed?
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:14 pm
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What an amazing bird - and such a gorgeous colour! Excellent capture of this beauty, Ktish!

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by KK Hui on Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:27 pm
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The electric blue really caught my eyes ...
Well captured with detail, Krish!

Where in South/ South-east Asia was this taken?
Please include some shooting data if you've them.
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by ADKShooter on Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:39 pm
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Beautifully colored bird, well captured against a nice complimentary background. Never previously seen an image of this bird. Very nice.
 

by Krish Chandran on Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:27 pm
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Gene Gwin wrote:
Krish, Beautiful bird with excellent details and nicely contrasting bg.  Well done!  Have never seen this bird before.  Curious where the Monarch was photograhed?


Hi Gene Sorry for not including the details earlier. Done so now. I took this picture at Pune, Maharashtra, India where I live. Here these birds appear at waterholes during the months of Jan-Mar, retreating deeper into the forest at other times.

This is actually quite a well photographed bird all over South and SE Asian all the way from India extending to Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan.

There's also short video of this bird preening after a dip in the water 


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by Krish Chandran on Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:30 pm
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KK Hui wrote:
The electric blue really caught my eyes ...
Well captured with detail, Krish!

Where in South/ South-east Asia  was this taken?
Please include some shooting data if you've them.



Hi sorry for not doing so earler. I've now  included the details of the bird along with a link to a short video of one preening after a dip in the water.
This was taken at Pune, Maharashtra, India where I live. 

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by Krish Chandran on Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:36 pm
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ADKShooter wrote:
Beautifully colored bird, well captured against a nice complimentary background. Never previously seen an image of this bird.  Very nice.



Thank you so much ! I have included a short video of this bird preening after a dip in the water, in case you're interested
 

by Dan Kearl on Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:46 pm
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Spectacular. Details, BG, parallel post and head angle are first rate.
 

by Scott Fairbairn on Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:14 pm
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The colour is beautiful, the cap is intriguing, usually, birds caps are just are a dark colour, but this one seems to stick up.
 

by Krish Chandran on Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:38 pm
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Dan Kearl wrote:
Spectacular. Details, BG, parallel post and head angle are first rate.


Glad you like it. Thank you !
 

by Krish Chandran on Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:42 pm
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Scott Fairbairn wrote:
The colour is beautiful, the cap is intriguing, usually, birds caps are just are a dark colour, but this one seems to stick up.



Yes, it does, but not all the time. Someone said it reminds him of a yarmulke.   :D
 

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Gorgeous bird- so nice to see. Video was fun too. Such lovely detail and background.
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