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Xilxîlok-Charadrius dubius

Xilxîlok-Charadrius dubius
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Mesopotamia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-30 2:33
Viewed: 3403
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kurdish name: Xilxîlok (Tirlîk)

The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small plover. Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes with white above and a short dark bill. The legs are flesh-coloured and the toes are all webbed.


Call of Little Ringed Plover
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This species differs from the larger Ringed Plover in leg colour, the head pattern, and the presence of a clear yellow eye-ring.
Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater, including gravel pits, islands and river edges in Europe and western Asia. They nest on the ground on stones with little or no plant growth. Both male and female take turn to incubate the eggs.
They are migratory and winter in Africa. These birds forage for food on muddy areas, usually by sight. They eat insects and worms.
The Little Ringed Plover is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Charadrius
Species: C. dubius
Binomial name
Charadrius dubius
Scopoli, 1786

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Hi Durzan,
Excellent captured of The Little Ringed Plover with good sharpness details, beautiful lighting and nice colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hi Durzan,

Splendid capture of The Little Ringed Plover my friend, magnificent pose with the wing displacement, superb exposure with good detail in the light colours, nice and sharp, excellent exhibit Durzan and well done, have a nice weekend,
Best regards,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-30 4:12]

slav Durzan,
very lively bird well presented in its muddy place. the eye is so sharp with dark shines.
Beautiful feathers well presented in good use of light.
i like the camouflaged view.


brilliant lighting makes this bird photograph special of its own. good background. good sharpness and contrast. tfs.

Bonjour Durzan,
Très bonne maitrise de la lumière valorisant bien le sujet malgré le mimétisme de couleurs existant entre lui et son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Durzan. The best managment of the terrific light! Nice colours.


Splendid photo, good details and lighting. Good to see this little bird. regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-30 6:30]

Hello Durzan.
Excellent shot from a nice angle. Great sharpness and very nice natural colours. Well done.TFS and regards Siggi

Hello Durzan, excellent capture. sharp detail, nice colours and lighting. regards Paolo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-30 8:05]

Hello Dûrzan,
Excellent photo of this Little Ringed Plover in good sharpness and details. Taken from a very nice low POV in beautiful light and natural colours. A good DOF with this OOF BG.

Hi Durzan,
very nice photo of this bird. Very good point of view. Excellent sharpness and depth of field.
Have a nice Saturday,

hello Durzan
super picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Durzan
Beautiful with striking colours and wonderful details is what I see looking at this image. The colours are pretty and very eye-catching, the almost full framed composition great. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Durzan
Beautiful photo. Excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • Medina (117)
  • [2011-08-06 12:17]

gelek kî xweshike...sipas ji dilê te u destê te re:)))))

Silavên germ...


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