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Western Spindalis

Western Spindalis
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 II
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-07 12:54
Viewed: 3265
Points: 12
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From my Cuba vacation.

The Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena), formerly called the Stripe-headed Tanager, is a songbird species. S. zena formerly included other species of spindalis, as well.

The spindalises were traditionally considered aberrant tanager of the family Thraupidae, but like the equally enigmatic Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola), they are often treated as incertae sedis (place uncertain) among the nine-primaried oscines.

The species is found in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is a rare visitor of extreme southern Florida, where the subspecies zena successfully bred in 2009.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest. It is not considered a threatened species . The subspecies zena is found in pine forest of the northern Bahamas

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-07 12:57]

Hi Peter
Just perfect
Catch-light, colors, framing

very beautiful model, very nice shot. congratulations Peter.
thanks for sharing.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2013-02-07 17:25]

Hi Peter,
The colors on this tanager are magnificent!
Great details and a wonderful pose, showing the patterns on his face.
TFS. : )

Hello Peter,
Very beautiful bird and you captured it nicely.Nice colour adjustment with sharpness.Nice POV and blurry BG which helps to catch the subject nicely.I like it.
Well done.Thanks for sharing such a species,
Kind regards,

顏色也很美麗 表情可愛

Excellent, sharp image. Nice to see an image from Cuba on these pages!

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