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Vireo philadelphicus

Vireo philadelphicus
Photo Information
Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos of birds singing, Open Up....II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-01 13:05
Viewed: 3174
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus), is a small songbird.

Adults are mainly olive-brown on the upperparts with yellow underparts; they have dark eyes and a grey crown. There is a dark line through the eyes and a white stripe just over them. They have thick blue-grey legs and a stout bill.

Their breeding habitat is the edges of deciduous and mixed woods across Canada. They make a basket-shaped cup nest in a fork of a tree branch, usually placed relatively high.

These birds migrate to Mexico and Central America. This vireo is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

They forage for insects in trees, sometimes hovering or flying to catch insects in flight. They also eat berries, especially before migration.

These birds sometimes imitate the calls of Red-eyed Vireos.

They are unlikely to visit Philadelphia, except in migration.


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  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-01 13:09]

Hello Mircea,
Everything in this photo is so beautiful! Sharpness, details, DOF and composition are perfect. Great natural colours.
Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-01 14:55]

Hola Mircea,
preciosa captura,
buen foco, pov. y color.
detalles hermosos y pose.

  • Great 
  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-02 8:47]

Merhaba Mircea,
Renkleri, netleği ve detaylarıyla çok güzel bir kuş fotosu olmuş. Kompozisyon da mükemmel. Elinize sağlık.

salut Mircea

très belle image du Vireo de Philadelphie, avec un excellent
POV, DOF et cadrage vertical, j'aime que tu ai cliqué sur
la caméra pendant le chant de l'oiseau, TFS


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