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Certhia familiaris

Certhia familiaris
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 3:39
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Points: 14
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The Eurasian Treecreeper or Common Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) is a small passerine bird also known in the British Isles, where it is the only living member of its genus, simply as Treecreeper. It is similar to other treecreepers, and has a curved bill, patterned brown upperparts, whitish underparts, and long stiff tail feathers which help it creep up tree trunks. It can be most easily distinguished from the similar Short-toed Treecreeper, which shares much of its European range, by its different song.

The Eurasian Treecreeper has nine or more subspecies which breed in different parts of its range in temperate Eurasia. This species is found in woodlands of all kinds, but where it overlaps with the Short-toed Treecreeper in western Europe it is more likely to be found in coniferous forests or at higher altitudes. It nests in tree crevices or behind bark flakes, and favours introduced Giant Sequoia as nest sites where they are available. The female typically lays five or six pink-speckled white eggs in the lined nest, but eggs and chicks are vulnerable to attack by woodpeckers and mammals, including squirrels.

The Eurasian Treecreeper is insectivorous and climbs up tree trunks like a mouse, to search for insects which it picks from crevices in the bark with its fine curved bill. It then flies to the base of another tree with a distinctive erratic flight. This bird is solitary in winter, but may form communal roosts in cold weather.

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Ciao Dartha.
Bella foto di questo Rampichino,con una ottima nitidezza, e stupendi colori ,bene la composizione ,
Ciao Marco.

Hello Tibi
Beautiful capture of the Portuguese Trepadeira-do-bosque.Great sharpness and lovely natural colors.
Thank You.
Best regards

Ciao Tiibi, lovely bird in nice action, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Buna Tibor,
O imagine reusita cu o specie interesanta dar mai rara in zona Banatului. Greu de surprins deoarece este in continua miscare si nu este de obicei in lumina solara deoarece sta lipita de scoarta.

hello Tibi
nice to see this bird with great details
special the long nails
colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-07 11:48]

Hello Tibi.
Wonderful capture of the Common Treecreeper. Good sharpness on the bird's feathers. Excellent composition and DOF. All in all and lovely picture.Best regards Siggi

Szia Tibi,
Gratulálok a szép fotóhoz, tudom, hogy mennyire nehéz elkapni ezt a fakúszt!
Hiába na, aki kisérti a szerencsét, annak szerencséje van!
Szia, Jóska

beautiful scene this shot, good colors with nice details performance!
regards Tibi

Hello Tibi,
Very nice capture of the Common Treecreeper!!! Good job.

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