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Turdus pilaris

Turdus pilaris
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Copyright: russu doina (nokk) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 21] (214)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ĝ77
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-05 13:02
Viewed: 3539
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. Its English name, dating back to at least the eleventh century, is obscure, though it seems to derive from an Anglo-Saxon word *feldefare meaning "traveller through the fields", probably from their constantly moving, foraging habits.[2] It was described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae (1758) under its current scientific name.[3]

It breeds in woodland and scrub in northern Europe and Asia. It is strongly migratory, with many northern birds moving south during the winter. It is a very rare breeder in Great Britain and Ireland, but winters in large numbers in these countries.

It nests in trees, laying several eggs in a neat nest. Unusually for a thrush, they often nest in small colonies, possibly for protection from large crows. Migrating birds and wintering birds often form large flocks, often with Redwings.

It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects and earthworms in summer, and berries in winter.

The Fieldfare is 22-27 cm long, with a plain brown back, white underwings, and grey rump and rear head. The breast has a reddish wash, and the rest of the underparts are White. The breast and flanks are heavily spotted. The sexes are similar,

The male has a simple chattering song, and a chattering flight and alarm call.


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I wonder why no one commented to this pic. Its beautifully captured.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-05 13:06]

Hi Doina,what a beautiful pic,a lot of colors and great sharpness and colors in a impressive composition.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Buna Doina si bine ai venit pe TN.
Foarte bine surpsrins momentul, culori naturale si detalii bune. La cat mai multe imagini aici si numai bine.

PS- astept si imaginile tale cu prigoriile, fotografii care imi plac in mod deosebit.

Great pic, wonderfull composition and lots of humor§ Thanks, CarOze

Love the mouth full of berry. You managed to frame it well and capture a great moment. Trevor

Buna Doina,
Bine ai venit pe TN. Sper sa-ti placa caci este mult diferit de site-ul pe care am postat si eu candva. Calitatea imaginilor este incomparabila (fara pierderi) si modul de lucru diferit. Bine surprinsa imaginea cu multa naturalete si culoare. Claritate si contraste excelente. Mult succes!

Hello Doina,
Welcome on TN with this excellent capture, with a great timing! The details and the composition are excellent too with the focus on the fruit in the beak! I hope you will enjoy this site and community. Cheers,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-05 21:20]
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Bine ati venit si pe acest site. Frumos presenta specia. Imi place si compozitia.
Week-and placut

Buna Doina,
Welcome to TrekNature. Absolutely spectacular debut photo, a rare moment captured, when the fieldfare is just about to eat the berry. Fantastic capture, congrats and tfs (= thanks for sharing). I'd like to see more of Your work soon.
Best regards from Hungary, László

Hi russu ,
What a great work.
A perfect shot.Interesting moment.
Excellent focus and vivid colours.

Very well done

Kind regards and best wishes

hello Russu and welcome!
very beautiful scene and composition, fine details and natural good colors create a great photo!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-06 0:44]

Hello Russu,
Wonderful start on TN with this great photo. Welcome. Excellent timing, very beautiful clear and natural colours, a marvelous frontal POV and very good sharpness. I hope to see a lot more of these beauties!

Salut Doina si bun venit pe TN.
Se pare ca vei avea o inclinatie catre pasari: speram sa vedem cat mai multe forografii exceptionale cu pasari. Iar inceputul este foarte bun: ai surprins intr-o postura foarte comica dar naturala in acelasi timp acest sturz. Foarte clare detaliile, penajul superb evidentiat.
Toate cele bune

amazing capture, TFS Ori

Buna Doina.
Prima ta poza pe TN este superba.
Captura de exceptie a acestei pasari si un moment extraordinar in care ai fotografiat-o.
Felicitari si astept cu nerabdare si alte poze cel putin la fel de grozave.
Multe salutari.Alin.

Just perfect, Doina,
this moment is so wonderful and I love the good quality and the colours.
Excellent work, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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