|Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno)
|Date Taken: 2018-10-11|
|Camera: Nikon D7100, Nikon 200-500 mm.|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2019-03-16 3:34|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The nuthatches constitute a genus, Sitta, of small passerine birds belonging to the family Sittidae. Characterised by large heads, short tails, and powerful bills and feet, nuthatches advertise their territory using loud, simple songs. Most species exhibit grey or bluish upperparts and a black eye stripe. |
Most nuthatches breed in the temperate or montane woodlands of the Northern Hemisphere, although two species have adapted to rocky habitats in the warmer and drier regions of Eurasia. However, the greatest diversity is in Southern Asia, and similarities between the species have made it difficult to identify distinct species. All members of this genus nest in holes or crevices. Most species are non-migratory and live in their habitat year-round, although the North American red-breasted nuthatch migrates to warmer regions during the winter. A few nuthatch species have restricted ranges and face threats from deforestation.
Nuthatches are omnivorous where they eat mostly insects, nuts, and seeds. They forage for insects hidden in or under bark by climbing along tree trunks and branches, sometimes upside-down. They forage within their territories when breeding, but they may join mixed feeding flocks at other times. Their habit of wedging a large food item in a crevice and then hacking at it with their strong bills gives this group its English name.
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- [2019-03-16 4:25]
Erg mooie opname van deze boomklever tegen een vage achtergrond. Typische houding van deze vogel. Fantastische scherpte en compositie.
Lovely specie of birds. The details and colors are great.
- [2019-03-16 10:10]
A very good capture ..
Good details and sharpness with nice composition and light.
Have a nice weekend,
Ciao Zeno, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2019-03-20 7:58]
Beautiful Nuthatch and well captured, keeping perfect background. Details and exposure look good. Perfect catching light on its eye.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,
- [2019-03-24 3:47]
Hi Zeno,original way to show us a nuthatch,curious pose in a great capture very sharpand bright,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano