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Brambling


Brambling
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Copyright: Parvulescu Lucian (parvulescubio) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 13 N: 243] (1541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG, Hoya 86mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-06 3:17
Viewed: 3176
Points: 6
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Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla

is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
This bird is widespread throughout the forests of northern Europe and Asia. It is migratory, wintering in southern Europe, north Africa, Northern Pakistan, north India, China and Japan. It regularly strays into Alaska during migration and may continue as far south as the western United States.

Open coniferous or birch woodland is favoured for breeding. It builds its nest in a tree fork, and decorates the exterior with moss or lichen to make it less conspicuous. It lays 4-9 eggs.

This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with Chaffinches. These large gathering occur especially if there is a good supply of Beech nuts. The food is seeds, but unlike most finches, the young are fed extensively on insects.

It is similar in size and shape to a Chaffinch, but has a pale rump and lacks white outer tail feathers. It has dark back, orange breast and whitish belly. The large double wing bars are orange or white. The breeding male is unmistakable (photo), with his orange underparts and black head and back.

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Ciao Lucian,
shot very good as composition, sharpness and colors.
TFS
Angelo

Hello Parvulescu,
Beautiful bird captured in superb details. You have composed this shot a good lighting and almost uniform coloration with the surrounding. Well done.
Best regards,
Jusni

Salut Lucian,
Frumoasa cinteza ta de iarna. In mod deosebit imi plac culorile calde din penajul pasarii si Bg.cu cerul albatru in fundal.Imi amintesc ca prin iarna lui 90 sau 91 nu-mi amintesc exact a fost o invazie in Ro, milioane de pasari au venit din nord.Din pacate eram prea mic si nu ma acpucasem de foto,oricum un eveniment pe care nu o sa-l uit niciodata.

Felicitari !!

Mircea

Salut Lucian,

O specie pe care nu am mai vazut-o de mult. Cinteza de iarna, din cate stiu. Forografia e super chiar daca BG are aceleasi tonuri de culori cu subiectul, poate tocmai de aceea e super. Bravo.

Cezar.

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