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food for my baby...

food for my baby...
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Copyright: Gordana Maljkovic (Goca) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 8] (90)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/550 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-13 2:31
Viewed: 2959
Points: 2
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The little baby Thrush arrived yesterday...with one broken leg and damage under its wing it was found on meadows nearby our home, probably attacked by predators.
It couldn't fly and hardly walked on only one leg, today it seems little bit better, eats well and calls its parents, who found their baby and they are in our garden from early morning, trying to reach baby with food in mouth...only problem is that garden is full of other birds like Magpies, which are predators and they are attacking adults Thrush at the moment...
Story will continue...

The Song Thrush is smaller than either a Mistle Thrush or Blackbird and is less upright when standing.

The sexes are similar with warm brown upper parts, pale buff underparts with dark speckles (which look like arrows pointing towards the head and are often arranged in lines) and a tinge of golden brown on the breast. The belly is almost white with fewer, smaller dark spots than the Mistle Thrush. They have relatively large eyes, as do Robins and other woodland ground feeding birds, and pale pink legs. The bill is brown in colour.

Unlike the Mistle Thrush, the Song Thrush usually flies low, below tree top height, from bush to bush.

Juveniles have pale buff streaks on the back.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-13 3:42]

Hello Gordana,
A nice capture of a thrush with food for its young. The sharpness, POV and composition are pretty good, but the black on the thrush's belly and under the tail is rather strange and unusual.
This is not a Song Thrush however.
It is a Missle Thrush for the following reasons:
the pale cheek patch,
the lack of yellwish tones on the upper breast
the fusion of the spots on the side of the upper breast,
and the spots are generally round and not mainly arrow-shaped.
This photo however is good enough to deserve credit.
Thanks and regards,

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