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Plovercrest

Stephanoxis loddigesii

Description:

The spectacular southern subspecies of Plovercrest Stephanoxis loddigesii (Purple-crested with duler darker chest) was formerly (e.g., Cory 1918, Pinto 1937) considered a separate species from S. lalandi (Green-crested and striking deep purple breast), but Peters (1945) treated them as conspecific. This dinamite species is certainy an excellent candidate for a future split!

Notes:

The lek behavior of the Plovercrest (Stephanoxis lalandi) has been described by Pizo. See the abstract at this link http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1676/11...

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9 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Wow!! Wonderful!;)

Wonderful Spot and Shot !

Hi folks, glad you enjoyed my photo. Thanks for all the kind comments and votes to favorites. Cheers.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Awesome!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

spectacular

Louisa
Louisa 9 years ago

Such a beautiful bird and photo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow beautiful wonderful spotting !

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Andrew Whittaker, you collection is great, and thanks so much for providing such interesting information and references.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

beautiful spotting,gorgeous birdnd awesome spotting page congratulations and thanks for sharing

SP, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

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