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Saffron finch


Saffron finch
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Copyright: Jose Reynaldo da Fonseca (nofer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSLR A390, Carl Zeiss - 28 - 200mm f2-2,2, Memory Stick PRO 8GB, S&K Polarizer 58 mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South America, Canary, Yellow Birds, Birds of South America I, Birds of Brazil II, Natureza em Avare - Fauna e Flora II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-12-15 5:17
Viewed: 2024
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
The saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola) is a tanager from South America that is common in open and semi-open areas in lowlands outside the Amazon Basin. They have a wide distribution in Colombia, northern Venezuela (where it is called "canario de tejado" or "roof canary"), western Ecuador, western Peru, eastern and southern Brazil (where it is called "canário da terra" or "native canary"), Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, and Trinidad and Tobago. It has also been introduced to Hawaii, Puerto Rico and elsewhere. Although commonly regarded as a canary, it is not related to the Atlantic canary. Formerly, it was placed in the Emberizidae but it is close to the seedeaters. The male is bright yellow with an orange crown which distinguishes it from most other yellow finches (the exception being the orange-fronted yellow finch). The females are more confusing and are usually just a slightly duller version of the male, but in the southern subspecies S. f. pelzelni they are olive-brown with heavy dark streaks.

Typically nesting in cavities, the saffron finch makes use of sites such as abandoned rufous hornero (Furnarius rufus) nests, bamboo branches and under house roofs - this species is tolerant of human proximity, appearing at suburban areas and frequenting bird tables. They have a pleasant but repetitious song which, combined with their appearance, has led to them being kept as caged birds in many areas. Males are polygamous, mating with two females during the nesting season, and territorial, which has led to the species being used for blood sporting with two males put in a cage in order to fight. (informações da Wikipedia en).


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Foto tirada na natureza. (NÃO É CATIVEIRO!!)
Photo shot in the nature. (IT IS NOT CAPTIVITY!!)
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  • Good 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2015-12-15 11:54]

Hi Jose,good capture of this couple but not the best,the sharpness is better on the ground and not on the birds,especially the yellow one is very blurred...no problems,nobody is perfect,the post and the note are very interesting! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jose,

I like your thinking of "Pure Nature Photography". But here man made articles "Brick Ride" present. Although color looks natural, but soft. Focus wasn't perfect. It would be better if you chose one of them.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

  • Great 
  • maira Gold Star Critiquer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 0] (0)
  • [2015-12-23 8:57]

Você sempre nos surpreendendo. Há quanto tempo? Boa foto, merece pontos.

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