The Reed Bunting
|Copyright: Black Fox (blackfox)
|Date Taken: 2010-06|
|Camera: Nikon D50 DLSR, @ ISO 200|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-06-23 11:22|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.|
It breeds across Europe and much of temperate and northern Asia. Most birds migrate south in winter, but those in the milder south and west of the range are resident. It is common in reedbeds and also breeds in drier open areas such as moorland and cultivation.
The Reed Bunting is a medium sized bird, 13.5-15.5 cm long, with a small but sturdy seed-eater's bill. The male has a black head and throat, white neck collar and underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, with a streaked brown head, and is more streaked below.
The familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is a repetitive zrip.
Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is in a bush or reed tussock. 4-7 eggs are laid, which show the hair-like markings characteristic of those of buntings.
based on Wikipedia.org
jconceicao has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird.
Nice colours with great definition.
- [2010-06-23 11:30]
Amazing beautiful clear colours in this photo, in the bird, plants and OOF BG. Very sharp with nice details. Excellent POV and composition.
- [2010-06-23 13:10]
bardzo ladnie, tak srodowiskowo
very sharp pic with a nice composition, TFS Ori
what a nice picture with beautiful clear colours and so excellent composed.
- [2010-06-23 20:49]
Splendid photo, TFS!
Bardzo ładne ujęcie potrzosa - ptaszek mimo że niezbyt efektowny w naturze na tym zdjeciu wygląda wspaniale. Chyba dlatego że przyjęł taką pozę która uwypukliła czarne i białe akcenty na jego karku i głowie