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white-capped water redstart (Phoenicurus leucocephalus)

The White-capped Redstart or Phoenicurus leucocephalus is also called the White-capped Water Redstart is a passerine bird from the Old World Flycatcher, the male and female looks the same except the male has a larger white pattern on top of the head and some red spots under the wings. It is found in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests with fast moving streams.

To get a proper exposure of this bird is quite a chore of setting up the gear in which there is enough sunlight and shade not to over expose the white. One can only do that for some time until the sun catches up; in our case, we were so happy to have made this composition, the white-cap turns out to look like a super glowing hallow.

Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
December 26, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro EGL-94 | Fotopro LH-10A
Carry Speed FS-Pro
Nitecore UNK1 | Toshiba FlashAir 64GB

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