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Migration in Mongolia

Migration in Mongolia
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-04 21:39
Viewed: 6274
Points: 12
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Pallas's Sandgrouses (Syrrhaptes paradoxus) - [Thank's Pirate for the ID] The picture was taken in late September while doing fieldwork in Mongolia (things like to flee from exposed photographers in the steppe...).

On Mongolia's Eastern Steppe: One of the largest intact grassland ecosystems on the planet, this steppe spills over into China and Russia covering over 800,000 sq. km. in total area. Notable wildlife in this region include: the gray wolf, Mongolian gazelles, corsac foxes, the brown eared pheasant, innumerable birds of prey, and the steppe marmot.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-04 23:24]

Hello Jeff,

Wonderful sight on the Mongolia's Eastern Steppe.
The gold yellow color shows how dray the steppe, but happy that we see a lot bird.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2010-04-05 2:19]
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Hi Jeff
these are Pallas's Sandgrouses (Syrrhaptes paradoxus) a common breeding species in Mongolia
very nice light conditions

hello Jeff

beautiful photo of these birds on migration in the Mongolian steppes,
with the birds on migration it gives a beautiful landscape
and same time atmosphere photo, TFS


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  • nat Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 24] (82)
  • [2010-04-08 11:01]

Hi Jeff,
Great use of colour in this photo. The soft earthy tones are lovely. I like the softness of the rolling steppes, but also appreciate the line of sharp grass in the foreground, reminding us of what those soft hills are really made of.


amazing and unusual capture, TFSthis rare sight, Ori

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2011-12-12 1:22]

Wonderful shot.

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