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Whinchat


Whinchat
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma EX APO DG 50-500mm f/4-6.3, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-06 2:52
Viewed: 3142
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Saxicola
Species: S. rubetra
Binomial name: Saxicola rubetra

The Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra, is a small European passerine bird. Formerly considered a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), it is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). It, and similar thrush-like Muscicapidae species, are often called chats.

Its scientific name means "reddish rock-dweller", in reference to its habitat and overall coloration. Saxicola derives from Latin saxum ("rock") + incola ("inhabitant", "one who dwells in a certain place"). rubetra is Latin for "colored reddish" or "reddish-hued".



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Hello Thijs,

Inspite of all the disturbance I like the image for its purity, I love such images. Well taken.TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-06 8:06]

Hi Thijs,what a nice composition to show us this little saxicola,i like a lot the perspective and the perfection of light,sharpness and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

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