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Tachybaptus ruficollis


Tachybaptus ruficollis
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Copyright: Parvulescu Lucian (parvulescubio) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 13 N: 243] (1541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, Hoya 86mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-08 9:51
Viewed: 3134
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little Grebe is a small water bird with a pointed bill. The adult is unmistakable in summer, predominantly dark above with its rich, rufous colour neck, cheeks and flanks, and bright yellow gape. The rufous is replaced by a dirty brownish grey in non-breeding and juvenile birds.

Juvenile birds have a yellow bill with a small black tip, and black and white streaks on the cheeks and sides of the neck as seen below. This yellow bill darkens as the juveniles age, eventually turning black once in adulthood

In winter, its size, buff plumage, with a darker back and cap, and “powder puff” rear end enable easy identification of this species. The Little Grebe's breeding call, given singly or in duet, is a trilled repeated weet-weet-weet or wee-wee-wee which sounds like a horse whinnying.

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Salut!

Felicitari pt fotografie, eu nu am reusit inca asa o poza la specia asta. Te mai astept cu foto pe TN.

Numai bine,
Luca

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-08 12:07]

Hi Parvulescu, this is a beautiful image of a grebe, I love the shadow-light areas in it, it's mysterious. Add to it the reflection in the dark water and it is superb. thank you!

Francine

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