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This picture is of a female. This bird is a close relative of the American robin and has a very robin-like song. It is common at moderate altitudes in the Ecuadorean Andes. The male is darker and glossier and has an eye ring. It is certainly not a colorful bird, but, as with all birds, there is a lot of subtle detail in the plumage, some of which is captured in this photo.
Exposure mode: aperture priority (semi-auto)
Exposure time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
Focal length: 100.0mm
Camera model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shooting date: March 3, 2006 08:13:19