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I’m going to have to start repeating bird types because there are so many subspecies.  But this one is completely worth it because he doesn’t look like the White-browed Laughingthrush.

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The first time I saw them was at the top of Mount Emei.  We saw them after that, at the base of the mountain, but nothing beats that beautiful snowy background.

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It was also nice to be above the pollution that day.  I think the blue eyes make them look extra wild.  The two of them purred to each other and fluffed their tail feathers, which also contributed to the wild perception.

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I was able to capture this one pinning his eyes.  For those not familiar with the term, when birds get very excited their pupils get tiny.  When they move from large to small pupils rapidly, they’re extremely excited.

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5 Responses to “Elliot’s Laughing Thrush”

  1. Tiffany says:

    I think one of these photos need to go on your wall!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Yeah, I love these photos so much. In addition to being a beautiful bird, they look extra amazing next to the icicles.

  3. Kathy Walters says:

    Very cool! Interesting how much the colors remind me of Bohemian Waxwings. That fluff routine is pretty wild. The pinning picutres made me think ‘Here’s looking at you kid’. Wonderful pictures. I have to remember to click on them to see the beautiful detail you have captured. The screen on my little laptop does not do them justice.

  4. Kathy Walters says:

    oops…picTures….I meant.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Yeah, I’ve experimented with resizing for the website but the large image is so large it doesn’t fit on the screen.