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pure beauty
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Copyright: Ali ramezanian (aliramazanian) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 32] (531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-17
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/340 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-02 12:25
Viewed: 1693
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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. For example, in the early 20th century it bred in the Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska (Poland) where none occur today, but it is not considered globally endangered.

This is a medium-sized but stocky thrush 17–20 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.

This species breeds in open dry hilly areas, usually above 1500 m. It nests in rock cavities, laying 4–5 eggs. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, berries and small reptiles. The male Common Rock Thrush has a clear and tuneful song.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-02 14:08]

Hello Ali,
Very nice photo of this Common Rock Thrush. Good sharpness, natural colours and a very attractive pose with eye contact.
Regards,
Peter

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2013-06-02 16:09]

Hello.
Really a beauty.
Pleasing luminosity and colour.
Well chosen point of view.
Greetings.

Hello Ali,
鳥照的很棒 色彩輕輕淡淡的有另一種美味
也很清楚 神態自然 謝謝分享
STONE

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-03 1:01]

Hello Ali,
excellent capture bird,great details m.saxatilis,thanks for sharing..

Bonjour Ali,
Agréable attitude du sujet saisie dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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