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White Featherleg; Patiblanco

Platycnemis latipes

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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4 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 2 years ago

Thanks Brian38

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Interesting pose in that 1st pic. Nice series!

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

great series.

arlanda
arlanda 2 years ago

I changed the first pic.

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

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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