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Laphophanes cristatus

Laphophanes cristatus
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-20 5:46
Viewed: 1761
Points: 18
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The Crested Tit, Lophophanes cristatus (formerly Parus cristatus), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in coniferous forests throughout central and northern Europe and in deciduous woodland in France and the Iberian peninsula. In Great Britain, it is chiefly restricted to the ancient pinewoods of Inverness and Strathspey in Scotland, and seldom strays far from its haunts. A few vagrant Crested Tits have been seen in England. It is resident, and most individuals do not migrate.

It is an easy tit to recognise, for besides its erectile crest, the tip of which is often recurved, its gorget and collar are distinctive. It is, like other tits, talkative, and birds keep up a constant zee, zee, zee Birdsong (help·info), similar to that of the Coal Tit .

It makes a nest in a hole in rotting stumps. This bird often feeds low down in trees, but although not shy, it is not always easily approached. It will join winter tit flocks with other species.

Like other tits it is found in pairs and it feeds on insects, including caterpillars, seeds.

This species was formerly placed in Parus, but distinctness of Lophophanes is well-supported,[2] and now recognised by the American Ornithologists' Union and the British Ornithologists' Union as a distinct genus

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a well captured Crested Tit in a great POV with good clarity and colour.

Ciao Tibi, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Salut Tibor,
Frumoasa pasare pe care insa nu am intalnit-o de loc in zona Banatului. Probabil ca traieste mai mult in zonele de deal si de munte.
Detaliile si culorile sunt reusite.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-20 6:42]

Hello Tibi,
Beautiful photo of this Crested Tit. Good sharpness and POV. A pity is the noise in the photo. You can download a free version of Neat Image from internet.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-20 8:38]

Hello Tibi.
This is a very nice bird shot and I like this little fellow that I don't see often; I think that he is very beautiful. This is a very good composition with nice details and colors.Best regards Siggi

Hi Tibi,
another interesting bird,
another interesting photo.
Very good colours and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

so beautiful bird, very nice scene and composition, with nice performance!
regards Tibor

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-20 13:07]

Hi Tibi,good sharpness on the tit but a terrible noised background,you could be better.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Bartha,
a beautiful capture of the Crested Tit, good sharpness and splendid natural colours, excellent point of view and nice composition
Best regards

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