|Copyright: Ali ramezanian (aliramazanian)
|Date Taken: 2007-04-27|
|Camera: Canon 1D Mark II N|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-03-27 2:12|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Stone Curlew, Eurasian Thick-knee, or Eurasian Stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) is a northern species of the Burhinidae (stone-curlew) bird family.|
It is a fairly large wader though is mid-sized by the standards of its family. Length ranges from 38 to 46 cm (15 to 18 in), wingspan from 76 to 88 cm (30 to 35 in) and weight from 290 to 535 g (10 to 18.9 oz). with a strong yellow and black beak, large yellow eyes (which give it a "reptilian", or "goggle-eyed" appearance), and cryptic plumage. The bird is striking in flight, with black and white wing markings.
Despite being classed as a wader, this species prefers dry open habitats with some bare ground. It is largely nocturnal, particularly when singing its loud wailing songs, which are reminiscent of that of curlews. Food consists of insects and other small invertebrates. It will also take small reptiles and rodents. It lays 2-3 eggs in a narrow scrape in the ground.
The stone curlew occurs throughout Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia. It is a summer migrant in the more temperate European and Asian parts of its range, wintering in Africa.
The genus name Burhinus comes from the Greek bous, ox, and rhis, nose. The species name oedicnemus comes from the Greek oidio, to swell, and kneme, the shin or leg, referring to the bird's prominent tibiotarsal joints which also give it the common name of "thick-knee". This is an abbreviated form of Pennant's 1776 coinage "thick kneed bustard".
The name "Stone Curlew" was first recorded in 1667. It derives from the bird's nocturnal calls sounding like the unrelated Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata and its preference for barren stoney heaths.
Refrence : WIKI , Regards Ali .
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Really a magical image with excellent sharpness, focus and colors.
Hello Sir ...
What a beautiful picrure of this
beautiful and unique bird .. ...You
capture it with great sharpness and
you got nice focus on the eye of this bird......TFS
Regards... LOVISH GARLANI
- [2013-03-27 4:07]
Fine portrait of this Stone Curlew with an excellent sharp detailed focus on the eye. Nice natural colours. But a bit more space on top of the photo and on the left side makes a better composition.
really magical and hypnotic!!
Outstanding photograph of Magical Eye, excellent sharpness and details, fair composition, outstanding background and lighting.
- [2013-03-29 13:26]
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird.
Excellent focus on the eye. good colours
with excellent details.
Agréable portrait malgré un éclairage qui me paraît un peu trop fort.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.