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European Serin


European Serin
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Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-11 3:36
Viewed: 2634
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Serin, or just Serin (Serinus serinus) is the smallest European species of the family of finches (Fringillidae) and is closely related to the Canary. Its diet consists mainly of a combination of buds and seeds.
It is a small short-tailed bird, 1112 cm in length. The upper parts are dark-streaked greyish green, with a yellow rump. The yellow breast and white belly are also heavily streaked. The male has a brighter yellow face and breast, yellow wing bars and yellow tail sides. The song of this bird is a buzzing trill, very familiar in Mediterranean countries.

It breeds across southern and central Europe and north Africa. Southern and Atlantic coast populations are largely resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe for the winter. Open woodland and cultivation, often with some conifers, is favoured for breeding. It builds its nest in a shrub or tree, laying 3-5 eggs. It forms flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with other finches.
The food is mainly seeds, and, in the breeding season, insects. This small serin is an active and often conspicuous bird.
(from: wikipedia)


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Ciao Angelo, sei sempre bravissimo con gli uccellini, delizioso questo su un magnifico sfondo sfumato, nitidezza al tpop, bei colori naturali e fantastici dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Grat shot of this Serrin Angelo,

good focus and colors
TFS
J

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