Kalij Pheasant

Lophura leucomelanos

ML52650301


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Thane Pratt
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eBird Checklist S35485806
Volcano Golf Course and Volcano Winery (Pi'i Mauna Drive)
Hawaii, Hawaii, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 19.4387, -155.2784 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Subordinate adult white-crested male of a family group of four males; this bird is probably the son of the dominant male shown in the photo above, but could also be a brother or nephew.

Observation details

Number estimated. The golf course population has an unusually high percentage of white-crested birds, approximately 30-40% of males; in forested areas nearby, white-crested birds are virtually absent, with black- and dark gray-crested birds universal. On the golf course white-crested and black-crested birds can be found in the same family groups. This phenotype matches the White-crested race, L. l. hamiltoni, which besides the white crest shows a distinctly scaled back, more broadly white-tipped rump plumage, pearly white breast, and pinkish legs. These features in black-crested birds (matching the Nepalese nominate race) are an evenly gun-metal blue-black back, narrowly white-tipped rump plumage, breast sooty grey, and legs blackish.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,925KB
Dimensions
5184 x 3456

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