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Collared Flycatcher


Collared Flycatcher
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 300mm EDf/4
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-26 2:06
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Points: 24
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Collared Flycatcher
Tr.name: Halkalı sinekkapan

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Ficedula
Species: F. albicollis
Binomial name
Ficedula albicollis
(Temminck, 1815)



Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Ficedula
Species: F. albicollis
Binomial name
Ficedula albicollis
(Temminck, 1815)

The Collared Flycatcher, Ficedula albicollis, is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family, one of the four species of Western Palearctic black-and-white flycatchers. It breeds in southeast Europe (isolated populations in the islands of Gotland and Oland in the Baltic Sea, Sweden) and southwest Asia and is migratory, wintering in sub Sahara Africa. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe.

This is a 12-13.5 cm long bird. The breeding male is mainly black above and white below, with a white collar, large white wing patch, black tail (although some males have white tail sides) and a large white forehead patch. It has a pale rump. The bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. As well as taking insects in flight, this species hunts caterpillars amongst the oak foliage, and will take berries.

Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have the black replaced by a pale brown, and may be very difficult to distinguish from other Fidecula flycatchers, particularly the European Pied Flycatcher and the Semicollared Flycatcher, with which this species hybridizes to a limited extent (Veen et al. 2001).

They are birds of deciduous woodlands, parks and gardens, with a preference for old trees with cavities in which it nests. They build an open nest in a tree hole, or man-made nest-boxes. Normally 5-7 eggs are laid. The song is slow strained whistles, quite unlike the Pied Flycatcher. Pied flycatchers can mimic the song of the Collared Flycatcher in sympatric populations (Haavie et al. 2004).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collared_Flycatcher

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-26 2:11]

Excellent photo composition,of this female Collared Flycatcher, TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-26 2:22]

Hello Fikret,
Lovely bird-picture again! Love your tight horizontal framing a lot. The blackberries make this shot very attractive and the Flycatcher has taken a nice photogenic pose too. Very pleasant picture.
Thanks and kind regards
Anne

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  • dazibao (2)
  • [2011-01-26 2:28]

perfect colors

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-26 5:51]

Hello Fikret,
Very beautiful photo of this female Collared Flycatcher. Good sharpness, details and nice natural colours. Beautiful frame and composition with these blackberries.
Regards,
Peter

Interesting composition, very lovely. regards Yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-26 6:41]

Hi,
Lovely image of this beautiful bird with very fine composition including the tree with fruits, excellent. tfs.
nagraj.v

My compliments on this very lovely photo. You did a great technical job, but to me, the composition is the most attractive feature in this one.

Paul

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-26 8:14]

Hello Fikret,
A lovely capture of the Collared Flycatcher among the Blackberries!
Great focus on bird and berries and I like the natural framing!
Beautiful colours too.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Lovely image with fine natural colors, good moderate sharpness and pleasant detail Fikret!Lovely composition too! Bravo
Regards,
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-26 12:36]

Hello Fikret,
Beautiful Flycatcher well displayed by your great camera work. The colors and details are very good,the berries work greatly.Thank you for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-01-26 12:39]

Hi Fikret
Excellent capture.Well compose image with good POV.Sharp image and nice detail with beautiful colors.
TFS Michel

Merhaba Fikret,
Tüm belirgin detaylarıyla tespit ettiğin Halkalı Sinekkapan, doğal çevresinden berbat dikenli Böğürtlen ile birlikte harika bir kompozisyon oluşturmuş. Bakış açısı da, sınırlı netlik düzeyi de çok iyi seçilmiş, kutlarım dostum.
Mehmet

nefis bir kompozisyon olmuş, elinize sağlık Fikret Bey.
selamlar.

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