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Carduelis cannabina

Carduelis cannabina
Photo Information
Copyright: Liviu Chiriac (chili) (67)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ30
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-20 5:03
Viewed: 13647
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Linnet, Carduelis cannabina, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

This bird breeds in Europe, western Asia and north Africa. It is partially resident, but many eastern and northern birds migrate further south in the breeding range or move to the coasts.

Open land with thick bushes is favoured for breeding, including heathland and garden. It builds its nest in a bush, laying 4-7 eggs.

This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with other finches, such as Twite, on coasts and salt marshes. Its food mainly consists of seeds. The linnet derives its scientific name from its fondness for hemp and its English name from its liking for seeds of flax, from which linen is made.

It is a slim bird with a long tail. The upperparts are brown, the throat is sullied white and the bill is grey. The summer male has a grey nape, red head patch and red breast.

Females and young birds lack the red and have white underparts with the breast streaked buff. The linnet's pleasant song contains fast trills and twitters.

They are sometimes found several hundred miles at sea

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Salut Liviu,

Frumos mascul de canepar. Bravo, imi place compozitia. Iar culorile sunt cat se poate de potrivite.


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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-09-20 8:17]

Salut Liviu,

Ai reusit o fotografie tehnic foarte buna, cu
o rezolutie fdeosebita, culori "adevarate", dar mai ales valoroasa din punc de vedere al speciei ce nu o vezi zi de zi. Cel putin pentru mine este o noutate. Caneparul este smenalat in Dobrogea dar eu personal nu am avut norocul sa-l intalnesc.
Succes pe mai departe

O alta fotografie frumoasa in galeria ta.
Frumos exemplar de canepar, eu am intalnit aceasta specie in judetul Galati de cateva ori si in judetul Tulcea (in Macin) dar niciodata nu am reusit sa fac o asemenea poza, foarte bun pov ai avut.
Numai bine,

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