Taken 12-Feb-11
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Keywords:Sagar, Gosavi, Western, ghats
Photo Info

Dimensions1023 x 682
Original file size316 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Feb-11 15:58
Date modified12-Mar-11 23:52
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length650 mm
Focal length (35mm)975 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.8
Exposure1/25 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta

The Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Alcippe poioicephala (or Brown-cheeked Alcippe as the fulvettas proper are not closely related to this bird), is an Old World babbler. It was earlier also known as the Quaker Babbler. The Old World babblers are a large family of passerine birds characterised by soft fluffy plumage. These are birds of tropical areas, with the greatest variety in southeast Asia.

This species is one of those retained in the genus Alcippe after the true fulvettas and some others were removed; the group had turned out to unite quite unrelated birds. Its closest relatives are probably the Brown Fulvetta, and the Black-browed Fulvetta which was only recently recognized as a distinct species again. The Javan Fulvetta and the Nepal Fulvetta might also belong into this group