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Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed Bunting
Photo Information
Copyright: Milan Ruzic (Wild-Serbia) (24)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-26 10:02
Viewed: 4168
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds in southeast Europe east to Iran. It is migratory, wintering in India. It is a rare but regular wanderer to western Europe.

Black-headed Bunting breeds in open scrubby areas including agricultural land. It lays 4-6 eggs in a nest in a tree or bush. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.

This bird is 17cm long, larger than Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The breeding male has bright yellow underparts, chestnut upperparts and a black hood.

The female is a washed-out version of the male, with paler underparts, a grey-brown back and a greyish head. The juvenile is similar, and both can be difficult to separate from the corresponding plumages of the closely related Red-headed Bunting.

The call is a soft zrit, and the song is a jerky zrit..zrit…zrit…srut..srut…srut.

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selam milan,
çok güzel ötücülerden,
buralardada çok var ama bir türlüü fotoğraflayamadım.
elinize sağlık.
en güzel dileklerimle,

Hi Milan

Thanks for the great shot you have posted of the Black-headed Bunting.
I love the sharp details of the bird. You have also managed a good DOF(Depth of field) and great POV(Point of View).
The way the bird makes eye-contact with you is very good and it almost bring the image to life.
Thanks for giving us a good descriptive note, as this helps people like myself to learn more about nature through your photography.

Well done on this exquisite capture and thanks for sharing it with us!
P.s. Welcome to the TN community...

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