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The Yellowhammer


The Yellowhammer
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Copyright: Damian Stepien (Kasek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: panasonic DMC FZ30
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-29 3:26
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot this one on bicycle trip somewhere not far away from Pilawa.

The Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees and form small flocks in winter.
The Yellowhammer is a robust 15.517 cm long bird, with a thick seed-eater's bill. The male has a bright yellow head, yellow underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, and more streaked below. The familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is often described as A little bit of bread and no cheese.
Its natural diet consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is on the ground. 3-6 eggs are laid, which show the hair-like markings characteristic of those of buntings.


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