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Sitta europaea

Sitta europaea
Photo Information
Copyright: Black Fox (blackfox) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 24] (278)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50 DLSR, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mn f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED, @ ISO 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-22 13:27
Viewed: 3655
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is a resident bird of deciduous woods and parkland, with some old trees for nesting. It feeds on insects, seeds and nuts. Its old name “nut-hack” derives from its habit of wedging a nut in a crevice in a tree, and then hacking at it with its strong bill.
It has the ability, like other nuthatches, to climb down trees, unlike species such as woodpeckers which can only go upwards. It will come to bird feeding tables, and is then very aggressive, driving other species away.
The Eurasian Nuthatch is 14cm long and has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is blue-grey above, with a black eyestripe. Asian and north European birds (S. e. asiatica and S. e. europaea respectively) are white below except for chestnut in the vent area. The western European S. e. caesia has generally reddish underparts. Young birds are "washed out" versions of the adults.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-03-22 13:48]

Siemanko Arku
Widac ze w miescie ptaki sa mniej plochliwe .
Super fotka .
Pozdrawiam Slawek

Impressive shot! The Nuthatch must be hungry to feed on an human hand. The composition is excellent. Best regards,

What an enchanting moment! I love the peacefulness that this photo radiates, the trust, and the hope - that is, that we, as humans, can live together with the animals. Beautiful photo and lovely notes.

excellent moment you shot!

Rene V.

beautful moment and excellent shot
best regards

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-13 14:02]


Fine and cute shot!
Very sharp ans excellent BG!


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