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Yellow-headed Blackbird-2

Yellow-headed Blackbird-2
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-25 19:44
Viewed: 1488
Points: 12
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From my trip to Manitoba.
•In 1825 Charles Lucien Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, gave the first detailed description of the Yellow-headed Blackbird, which was collected in 1820 by Thomas Say and Sir John Richardson.
•The Yellow-headed Blackbird often nests in the same marsh as the Red-winged Blackbird. The larger Yellow-headed Blackbird is dominant to the Red-winged Blackbird, and displaces the smaller blackbird from the prime nesting spots. The Yellow-headed Blackbird is strongly aggressive toward Marsh Wrens too, probably because of the egg-destroying habits of the wrens. When the Yellow-headed Blackbird finishes breeding and leaves the marsh, Marsh Wrens expand into former blackbird territories.
• The male Yellow-headed Blackbird defends a small territory of prime nesting reeds. He may attract up to eight females to nest within his area. The male helps feed nestlings, but usually only in the first nest established in his territory. The other females have to feed their young all by themselves.
•Because Yellow-headed Blackbirds always build their nests over the water, nestlings sometimes fall in and have to swim short distances to vegetation.
•Pleistocene fossils of Yellow-headed Blackbirds (from 100,000 years ago) have been dug up in California, New Mexico, and Utah.
•The Yellow-headed Blackbird’s scientific name, Xanthocephalus, means “yellow head.”
•The oldest Yellow-headed Blackbird on record was 11 years, 8 months old.

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Hi Peter,

This is fabulous...beautiful, beautiful bird captured to perfection...


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-06-26 12:16]

Hi Peter,
Excellent shot of a beautiful bird with nice composition.
Amazing colors and perfect sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Bonsoir Peter
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-10 0:18]

Hello Peter
I cant resis this composition. So wonderful and so pretty. The way it was presented is so pretty.
Very exciting bird photography.


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