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|The Serin (Serinus serinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. |
It is a small short-tailed bird, 11-12 cm in length. The upper parts are dark-streaked greyish green, with a yellow rump. The yellow breast and white belly are also heavily streaked. The male has a brighter yellow face and breast, yellow wing bars and yellow tail sides. The song of this bird is a buzzing trill, very familiar in Mediterranean countries.
It breeds across southern and central Europe and north Africa. Southern and Atlantic coast populations are largely resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe for the winter. Open woodland and cultivation, often with some conifers, is favoured for breeding. It builds its nest in a shrub or tree, laying 3-5 eggs. It forms flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with other finches.
The food is mainly seeds, and, in the breeding season, insects. This small serin is an active and often conspicuous bird.
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- [2008-04-24 7:06]
La photo fait bien ressortir la scène, la netteté et les couleurs sont excellentes.
Dommage que la tête de l'animal soit cachée.
- [2008-04-24 9:59]
O poza foarte reusita, in plina miscare! Daca ar fi un serial, ar fi si mai frumoasa! Asa, fara cap, pentru necunoscutori nu spune mult...
- [2008-04-24 11:25]
Huh, what happened to this little guy? Did the cat bite its head off? No, jokes aside, I suppose it was taking a little nap or it was scratching an uncomfortable itch. Which ever way, I must say it is rather something different than what we normally see on the site and bravo for that. It stands out well against the distant BG and most of the bird's body shows good details. I must say though, it really looks like this little guy is holding on for dear life.
Well done and TFS.
Interesanta fotografie, simpatic canarusul. Imi plac detaliile si postura subiectului. Lumina si BG sunt perfecte.
Numai bine, Cezar.