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White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-23 22:12
Viewed: 1895
Points: 10
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another new bird for me. to be particular, a new Sparrow :) my field checklist says, Tennessee has total 22 types of Sparrows! already met some, but eager to see all of them.. someday.

well, this is a White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis). 'adult tan-striped'. can you see that dark spot on breast?

this was, along with some others, my Thanksgiving Day gift.. from mother Nature :)

i found this bird in the marshland around Mayor Lake, in Shelby Farms Park.

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Very nice shot of this Zonotrichia sp. Would be nice to not have willows obstructing the overall view of the bird, but that is not something that we can control. Colors are very natural and focus is generally good. Captures the winter coolness of a bird surviving some seasonal nice weather. I find small birds flitty and hard to capture. Well done. TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-24 3:21]

Hello Ruby,
Nice photo of this sparrow in its natural environment. Good sharpness and an attractive pose with eye contact.
Enjoy the weekend,

Though surrounded by bare branches, the Sparrow is clearly visible, Ruby. The profile of the bird gives a fine view of its features.

Hallo Ruby
Thanks for sharing this smallish bird with its fine and neat appearance. I agree with Ram that although it is sitting in between and are surrounded by branches its features are still well seen. The colours in the background is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-24 5:58]

Hello Ruby,
I see you are out and about again in search of the many beautiful birds that Tenn. has to offer. I would love to see all 22 species that live in your area someday, and this little guy is certainly a good start. Nicely shown in it's natural habitat on this cool Thanksgiving day. Hope to see more from you soon!

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