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Sandpiper
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-14 9:55
Viewed: 3008
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola, is a small wader. It is the smallest of the shanks, and breeds in subarctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. It will nest on the ground, or reuse the old tree nest of another bird, such as the Fieldfare.

It resembles a longer-legged, elegant Green, or Solitary Sandpiper with a short fine bill, brown back and longer yellowish legs. It differs from the first of those species in that the white rump patch is smaller and less contrasting, and Solitary lacks a white rump anyway. Its closest relative, however, is the Common Redshank, and together they share a sister relationship with the Marsh Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005). These three species are a group of smallish shanks which tend to have red or reddish legs, and in breeding plumage are generally a subdued, light brown above with some darker mottling, with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck.

They migrate to Africa and southern Asia, particularly India. This bird is usually found on fresh water during migration and wintering.

These birds forage by probing in shallow water or on wet mud. They mainly eat insects, and similar small prey.

The Wood Sandpiper is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Scolopacidae

Genus: Tringa

Species: T. glareola


Binomial name
Tringa glareola

source:Wikipedia

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-14 9:57]

Hi Arjun. You have taken a fine close up of the Sandpiper. It looks 3D on my computer stands out so well. Good detail and natural colours. You have handeled the bright light well .TFS. good notes too.
Nick..

Hi Arjun,
Excellent capture of Wood Sandpiper displaying also who it moves on shallow water. Good pose and composition, nice low POV, sharp details and natural colours.
TFS
Pekka

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-15 12:46]

Hi Arjun
very nice a bird
well done.

Hi,

Vey nice shoot.

TFS,

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