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Splendour Finch


Splendour Finch
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Finches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-14 3:28
Viewed: 4266
Points: 2
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Homeland: Africa

Goldbrüstchen (Sporaeginthus subflava)
Order: Sparrow birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Splendour finch (Estrildidae)
Kind: Goldbrüstchen (Sporaeginthus)

Description:
Length 9 cm. Upper and Unterschnabel in the center black, at the sides red. A broad red strip pulls itself from the bill over the eye in the necks. Top side grey-green, Bürzel and upper tail covers red. The entire lower surface is bright yellow, whereby chest, belly and Unterschwanzdecken are interspersed by light red and/or orange feathers/springs. Chest and ventral sides are grey-green transversecurved. The tail is black, the feet is meat colors, the eyes orange. The female does not possess red over-eye-touches, is altogether more matt colored and has only few orange feathers/springs at the Unterschwanzdecken. Young birds have a black bill, dark-brown eyes and a plumage like the female, however more brownishly.

Way of life in free nature:
Outside of the breeding time Goldbrüstchen in small groups live together. To the food search fly it on fields and to the grass country. There they look for each other at the soil small Sämereien, above all grass seed, in addition, small insects. The breeding time of this kind falls into the end of the rain time and at the beginning of the drying time. The northern race builds its nest in the grass between upright standing stacks or into small shrubs. It consists of fine grasses and with grass ears and feathers/springs is laid out. The southern race against it pulls usually into abandoned, spherical nests of other kinds, which it out-pads with feathers/springs only something. The clutch of eggs consists of 4-5 eggs.

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Hi Biswarup,
Very nice DoF, great sharpness and very neat BG. Greatly capturing this cute bird. Well composed and nicely framed. Superb shot and nice PP works.

Ben Lakitan

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