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Tristram's Starling

Tristram's Starling
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Copyright: Lili Segal (lilisegal) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 10] (80)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-02
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-25 7:07
Viewed: 4322
Points: 2
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Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii
Alternate common name(s): Tristram's Grackle

Tristram's Starling can be seen throughout the Dead Sea area. It is one of the most typical birds of the area.

This bird is called after Tristram, Henry Baker 1822-1906, Fellow of the Royal Society.

Henry Baker Tristram was a well-known British theologian, archaeologist, naturalist, researcher and traveler.

His book 'In The Land of Israel: A Journal of Travels in Palestine', describes his journey to this region, including the Dead Sea area, in 1863.

Tristram's collection of birds, together with the collections of others like Edward Smith Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby, form Britain's second largest collection of bird specimens.

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To andrebonavita: Thanks, Andre!lilisegal 1 12-28 05:46
To tellerka: Thanks, Astrid!lilisegal 1 12-28 05:42
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Hi Lili! Saddly all tail of the bird not appears. It have eared about him some time on the past. Thanks for remember me about!
About you picture, I think a more unfocus background could improve your image next time. The picture has much noise too, this could be problem with maximum zoom of you cam, by the way, which is you camera model?
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Bird is too dark - his eye need to be visible especoally if he is so close...

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