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Eurasian Nuthatch

Eurasian Nuthatch
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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: 2009-09-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 300mm ED f/4
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-02 8:47
Viewed: 3080
Points: 30
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Eurasian Nuthatch

Binomial name:
Sitta europaea
Linnaeus, 1758

Tr.Name: Sıvacı kuşu

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittida
Genus: Sitta
Species: S. europaea

It is a resident bird of deciduous woods and parkland, with some old trees for nesting. It feeds on insects, seeds and nuts. Its old name “nut-hack” derives from its habit of wedging a nut in a crevice in a tree, and then hacking at it with its strong bill.

It has the ability, like other nuthatches, to climb down trees, unlike species such as woodpeckers which can only go upwards. It will come to bird feeding tables, and is then very aggressive, driving other species away.

The Eurasian Nuthatch is 14cm long and has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is blue-grey above, with a black eyestripe. Asian and north European birds (S. e. asiatica and S. e. europaea respectively) are white below except for chestnut in the vent area. The western European S. e. caesia has generally reddish underparts. Young birds are "washed out" versions of the adults.

Nests are in holes or crevices, lined with bark or grass. The size of the hole’s entrance may be reduced by the building of a neat mud wall. Five to eight eggs are laid, white speckled with red.

This is a noisy bird, often located by its repeated tui-tui-tui call.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-02 8:56]

Hello Fikret,
Nice to see a new photo from you!
A Nuthatch in very beautiful light and colours. Excellent sharpness, details and a pleasing pose with eye contact. Beautiful colours in the background too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-02 9:30]

Hello Fikret,
Very fine capture of the Nuthatch in a lovely pose. I like the POV, the colours are beautiful and the green background looks very good. Very well compossed too.
Best regards Siggi

hello Fikret
How are you ?
this is very nice to see in this beautiful light
great details and good sharpness
a super picture
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-02 10:23]

Hello Fikret,
Very fine capture of this Nuthatch. Excellent lighting, colours and sharpness. Nice POV and composition too.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Fikret,
WOW!! What a fantastic capture with such sharp details and beautiful colours! Very well done and tfs.

Ciao Fikret.
Splendido scatto con una sorprendente nitidezza e relativi dettagli, eccellenti colori ,ed un’ottima composizione,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-02 15:39]

Hi Fikret,a magnificent capture in a very difficult position,fantastic details and colors,there is a magic light too very well managed.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

nice capture of this quick bird, TFS Ori

WOW this...is...SPECTACULAR! Love the warmth of light cascading on his belly, GREAT pov..and wow...

beautiful prtrait of thisnutchatch in gorgeous light


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-06-03 2:03]

Hello Fikret,
A beautiful close-up of a Nuthatch in beautiful light that makes it really stand out against the background. Great sharpness and well framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

great portrait, perfect contrast and sharpness, TFS

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-03 5:47]

Hello Fikret,
Outstanding light and natural colors ! The clarity and details are also outstanding ! TFS Tina

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-03 7:53]

Hi Fikret,
Perfect shot with gorgeous light and colours.
Very good composition and sharpness details.
Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-06-04 7:18]

Hello Fikret
Excellent closed up of the Nuthatch.Nice POV and great natural colors.You had done a great job in regard of the light capture just beautiful.
TFS Michel

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