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Saxicola rubicola


Saxicola rubicola
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Copyright: Guray Tayyar SIMSEK (gsimsek) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Canon EF 75-300 f/4.0-5.6 USM, Sandisk SD 2GB, 58 mm KENKO UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-11 15:16
Viewed: 1663
Points: 2
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Altitude: 1450 m

The Stonechat is similar to the Whinchat but is generally darker in appearance and looks less slender.

In the spring and summer, the male has a black head and orange-red underparts. The back and wings are dark brown. There are white patches on each side of its neck, rump and wings. At other times of the year the male is duller.

The female does not have a black head, the white neck patch is less distinct and the plumage looks generally faded compared with the male.

Unlike the Whinchat, Stonechats do not have a stripe above the eye (i.e. supercilium).

Juvenile plumage is similar to that of the female but duller.


http://www.garden-birds.co.uk/birds/stonechat.htm


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-08-11 22:35]

beautiful background really in harmony with the bird species. nicely presented and good framing. tfs.

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