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Rufous hornero

Rufous hornero
Photo Information
Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Zenith 12 XP, Tair 300mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Argentina [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-26 15:33
Viewed: 4478
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
C: Aves
O: Passeriformes
F: Furnariidae
SN: Furnarius rufus

Rufous hornero

The Hornero or ovenbird is brown reddish color by above and ventral clear. He is very elegant in his to walk, and very trusted. It is accustomed to committed in the cities, but it is common in semiurban and urban areas. The nest is constructed in autumn, and both members of the pair take part in their construction. During that time the salivary glands are hipertrofian (they work more, using that saliva to cement the used materials). They carry with his tips the mud, to which they add roots and graps to him, and thus are giving form to the furnace. For his location they choose generally visible places: heavy branches of trees, posts and ceilings. It consists of two cameras, a previous one, of entrance, separated by a partition of the later one for incubation and raises.
Although they are conserved during 2 or 3 years, each season construct 1 or 2 new nests, sometimes one upon the other, like a building. The left nests are disputed by mouseholes, finches, wanderers and sparrows.
This bird, who flies by almost all the Argentine territory, has about fifteen centimeters; its bright plumage is of color brick, with a dye more raised in the wings and clearer in the chest. It walks with elegance, because it moves his body back for ahead and rythmical swing of head. It is a noisy bird; it flutters and it sings to the day that is born, in the door of the nest and when rain falls filling the atmosphere with scent to thyme and to wet earth, its joy is greater.
It has great attachment to the birthplace; it does not emigrate nor it travels; it dies in the place where it saw the light. When it enters the age to procreate, it looks for companion with who one for all the life.

Why they call "Bird of the Mother country"?
Being the months of April and July of 1928, the newspaper La Razón of Buenos Aires made an interesting survey between the children of the primary schools, on which it had to be the "Bird of the Mother country". The survey was great successful, as much by remarkable number of participants - more than thirty and nine thousands like by the enthusiasm expressed when expressing the foundations. It left the first hornero with 10,725 votes; second the cóndor with 5.803; the third tero with 4.002; quarter the ñandú with 3327; fifth chajá with 2.724; sixth chingolo with 2.622.


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nice shot of bird! Good details, composition, colours!
Good note!
Thanks Ana:)

Hi Hernan,
Your Oven Bird looks good, Exposure looks to be very good with the nice colors. Detail is good, and he stands out well against the green OOF backround.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-27 2:21]

Hello Hernan!
Very nice capture.POV,details,colors,pose of bird and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-27 7:22]

Hi Hernan, haven't got much time these days so struggling to keep up with my critiques. Anyway, well capture shot with fine detail and colour. TFS.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-03-27 22:32]

Sempre encontro dificuldade em fotografar pássaros...!!! Você tem uma 300mm o que ajuda!
Muito boa foto. Um excelente ângulo. Ficou muito bom.

Hello Hernan,
Very good shot. The pose of the bird is great and with that POV makes a very nice whole. Picture is a little unsharp, but I like the framing and colours here.

Hi Hernan,
Out of tokens, comments, pts tommorrow..

Hello hernan
Félicitation c'est un superbe prise de vue.La composition et les détails sont bien fait.Très joli cet oiseau
Bravo et Merci

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