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White Featherleg; Patiblanco

Platycnemis latipes


Endemic to the South-West of France and Iberia. The White Featherleg's most distinguishing feature is the width of the male's shins; his hind legs especially have very wide and very white tibiae which he flashes during flight, presumably to impress females and rival males. The females are somewhat nondescript with their white (or beige) and largely unmarked abdomen. Both males and females have double antehumeral stripes.


Deciduous forest, close to a river. Reserva de la Biosfera del Río Eo


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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arlanda 2 years ago

Thanks Brian38

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Interesting pose in that 1st pic. Nice series!

Brian38 2 years ago

great series.

arlanda 2 years ago

I changed the first pic.

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San Tirso de Abres, Asturias, Spain

Lat: 43.40, Long: -7.18

Spotted on Aug 26, 2016
Submitted on Mar 8, 2017

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