|Copyright: marios philippou (marios)
|Date Taken: 2015-03-25|
|Camera: Olympus OMD M5, Zuiko 300mm f/2.8|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-09-13 22:07|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Monticola saxatilis (Rock Thrush - πυρροκότσυφας)|
The common rock thrush (Monticola saxatilis), formerly rufous-tailed rock thrush or rock thrush, is a chat belonging to the Muscicapidae family. It was formerly placed in the Turdidae family.
It breeds in southern Europe across central Asia to northern China. This species is strongly migratory, all populations wintering in Africa south of the Sahara. It is an uncommon visitor to northern Europe. Its range has contracted somewhat at the periphery in recent decades due to habitat destruction.
This is a medium-sized but stocky thrush 17–20 cm in length. The summer male is unmistakable, with a blue-grey head, orange underparts and outer tail feathers, dark brown wings and white back. Females and immatures are much less striking, with dark brown scaly upperparts, and paler brown scaly underparts. The outer tail feathers are reddish, like the male.Wikipedia
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Great capture of this male rock thrush.Great pose,wonderful natural colors and great details.Thank You.
Have a good week!
- [2015-09-14 1:59]
Very nice photo of this Rock thrush in good sharpness and beautiful clear colours. Attractive close frontal pose against the blue sky in the background.
A professional capture of this Rock Thrush, Marios.
Mind blowing sharpness, details and colours.
Great capture of this male rock thrush.
- [2015-09-15 9:25]
Hi Marios,spectacular pose and great capture of this rock trush,impressive sharpness and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano