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Rock Sparrow

Rock Sparrow
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Copyright: Kazim Capaci (capaci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L 4.5-5.6L Ř77
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-01 11:34
Viewed: 4104
Points: 10
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In: Rock Sparrow Ca: Pardal roquer Da: Stenspurv De: Steinsperling Es: Gorrión chillón Fi: kalliovarpunen Fr: Moineau soulcie It: Passera lagia Nl: Rotsmus No: Steinspurv Pt: Pardal-francęs Sv: Stensparv US: Rock Sparrow Ru: Каменный воробей Tr: Kaya sercesi

Rock sparrow is a small passerine bird. This sparrow breeds on barren rocky hills from the Iberian peninsula and western north Africa across southern Europe and through central Asia. It is largely resident in the west of its range, but Asian birds migrate to more southerly areas, or move down the mountains.

It is a rare vagrant north of its breeding range. There is just a single record from Great Britain, at Cley, Norfolk on 14 June 1981.

This gregarious bird is also found in human settlements in suitable country. It nests in crevices in rocks or walls, laying 3–7 eggs.

This species is a large stocky sparrow, 15–17 cm in length, with a strong whitish supercilium and weaker crown stripe. It has a patterned brown back and wings, streaked underparts, and a diagnostic, but hard-to-see, yellow throat spot.

The Rock Sparrow's food is mainly seeds with some insects. This bird has a loud wheezy song.

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What a clever and skilled shot, Kazim!
Not only have you captured this bird sharply and with lots of detail, but you have demonstrated how and where it drinks! Congratulations, my friend! This is fab!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-09-01 13:01]

Renkler, derinlik ve özellikle de gagada asılı duran damlayla mükemmel bir fotograf olmuş. Elinize sağlık.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-09-01 13:03]

Wow, Kazim. Everything is soo sharp.
I really like the way the water came out,
both from the sparrow's beak and from the faucet.
A great pose for the bird.
Great timing.
TFS. : )

Hi Kazim,
Extraordinary image..
Well done

Kazım merhaba,
Kuşun ağzındaki su damlası fotoğrafa orijinallik katmış. Çok hoş. Tberikler. Mustafa

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