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Monticola saxatilis

Monticola saxatilis
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Copyright: marios philippou (marios) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 20] (186)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus OMD M5, Zuiko 300mm f/2.8
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-13 22:07
Viewed: 1641
Points: 10
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Monticola saxatilis (Rock Thrush - πυρροκότσυφας)
The common rock thrush (Monticola saxatilis), formerly rufous-tailed rock thrush or rock thrush, is a chat belonging to the Muscicapidae family. It was formerly placed in the Turdidae family.
It breeds in southern Europe across central Asia to northern China. This species is strongly migratory, all populations wintering in Africa south of the Sahara. It is an uncommon visitor to northern Europe. Its range has contracted somewhat at the periphery in recent decades due to habitat destruction.
This is a medium-sized but stocky thrush 1720 cm in length. The summer male is unmistakable, with a blue-grey head, orange underparts and outer tail feathers, dark brown wings and white back. Females and immatures are much less striking, with dark brown scaly upperparts, and paler brown scaly underparts. The outer tail feathers are reddish, like the male.Wikipedia

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Great picture Marios , perfect eye contact , sharp , bright colors and neutral BG.
Thanks for sharing.


Hello Marios
Great capture of this male rock thrush.Great pose,wonderful natural colors and great details.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-14 1:59]

Hello Marios,
Very nice photo of this Rock thrush in good sharpness and beautiful clear colours. Attractive close frontal pose against the blue sky in the background.

A professional capture of this Rock Thrush, Marios.
Mind blowing sharpness, details and colours.

Hello Marios
Great capture of this male rock thrush.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-15 9:25]

Hi Marios,spectacular pose and great capture of this rock trush,impressive sharpness and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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