|Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove)
|Date Taken: 2013-05-25|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-05-25 13:45|
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|The European Roller (Coracias garrulus) is the only member of the roller family of birds to breed in Europe. Its overall range extends into the Middle East and Central Asia and Morocco.|
There are two subspecies: the nominate garrulus, which breeds from in north Africa from Morocco east to Tunisia, southwest and south-central Europe and Asia Minor east through northwest Iran to southwest Siberia; and semenowi, which breeds in Iraq and Iran (except northwest) east to Kashmir and north to Turkmenistan, south Kazakhstan and northwest China (west Xinjiang). The European Roller is a long-distance migrant, wintering in southern Africa in two distinct regions, from Senegal east to Cameroon and from Ethiopia west to Congo and south to South Africa.
It is a bird of warm, dry, open country with scattered trees, preferring lowland open countryside with patches of oak Quercus forest, mature pine Pinus woodland with heathery clearings, orchards, mixed farmland, river valleys, and plains with scattered thorny or leafy trees. It winters primarily in dry wooded savanna and bushy plains, where it typically nests in tree holes.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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- [2013-05-25 15:22]
Hi Eyal,absolutely fantastic this in flight capture of the european roller,a specie not often seen on Tn,the details are really impressives despite the quick mouvement,perfect exposure and very bright colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,LUCIANO
Excellent photograph of Euroean Roller, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,
Thanks for sharing,
amazing capture, dash Ori