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Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit
Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX + 1,4 @ 420
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-25 13:18
Viewed: 3124
Points: 18
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Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)
Italian name: Basettino

The Bearded Tit, is a small passerine bird. It is also frequently known as the Bearded Reedling, since it is a member of the parrotbill family of birds rather than a true tit in the family Paridae.

Although the parrotbills and their relatives, the Old World babblers are otherwise confined to warm climates, the Bearded Tit is a species of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate other than eruptive or cold weather movements. It is vulnerable to hard winters, which may kill many birds.

This species is a wetland specialist, breeding colonially in large reedbeds by lakes or swamps. It eats reed aphids in summer, and reed seeds in winter, its digestive system actually changing to cope with the very different seasonal diets.

This is a small orange-brown bird with a long tail and an undulating flight. The male has a grey head and black moustaches (not a beard). Flocks often betray their presence in a reedbed by their characteristic "ping" call.

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Hi Angelo,
it's a wonderful bird, - so pretty colours and a nice face with the black parts under the eye. A little sad that there is a stick disturbing in the front, anyway you made a great shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

ma non la foto vecchia che avevi detto!

molto bella.

PS ringrazio pubblicamente ANDREA per avermi lasciato il libro!

very nice, you must have been hiding. TFS Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-25 15:32]

Hello Angelo,
How I wish I could photograph this bird and if I took a shot as good as this I would be pleased. This shot is sharp where it shows the bird and is nicely composed with the Phragmites reeds and the blurred patches are not too distracting.
TFS, regards. Ivan

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-25 17:34]

Hi Angelo,
lovely compo. just the blurred branch distracts,
but I guess you really did have to bargain - the shot with it, or no shot atall :P
good work :D
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-25 18:16]

It is difficult to show details of this birds plumage. Looks great with its natural habitat.
TFS Angelo

Eccellente! ottimo focus nell'occhio!
Buona inquadratura.

E' giusta la data? Un anno fa?

Ps x Mario: il libro MIO, MIIIIOOO.

ps2: stasera a Ceggia c' la proiezione delle diapo di Bartoloni, chi c'?

Hola Angelo
Un ave no muy fcil de fotografiar y aunque molesta un poco esas eneas del primer plano, el detalle del ave es muy bueno.
Un saludo y buena captura

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-06-02 15:20]

Czesc Angelo
Piekny ptak Gratuluje udanego zdjcia

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