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