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Red-backed Shrike


Red-backed Shrike
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9734)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM + 1,4x, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-08 4:55
Viewed: 3507
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
In photo: young bird.

The male is unmistakably colourful with a red back, mostly black tail, blue-grey rump and head and a characteristic black highwayman's mask. Females and juveniles are duller brown but still have the heavy beak and a suggestion of a mask. Most importantly, they have prominently scaly underparts.
Breeds on heaths and commons with thorn bushes and gorse.
No longer an annual breeding species in Britain, the species occurs as a spring and autumn passage migrant, mainly on the east and south coasts. Migration sites such as Portland Bill, the Isles of Scilly, Shetland and Flamborough Head are virtually guaranteed a few individuals eaach autumn.
Widespread and relatively easy to find in many parts of Europe.
(From: www.birdguides.com)

PS for crop, levels, colors, sharpening and resize.

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Complimenti per la bellissima immagine ed il blu del cielo che quasi non pare vero!

Grazie, ciao

Ciao Angelo, bello quest'uccellino che si staglia sullo sfondo del cielo azzurro, bei dettagli e buona composizione.
Franco

Bella foto, colore incredibile del cielo!
Ottima nota!

Andrea

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