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Rhodopechys sanguinea

Rhodopechys sanguinea
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-01
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-03 9:07
Viewed: 4579
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been in Aladağ (Antitaurus) Mts for several days. I have just came back with such nice birds. First of this series is Rhodopechys sanguinea - Alamecek [TR], Crimson-winged Finch [EN] which a member of the family Fringillidae.

Identification: Both the Trumpeter Finch and Desert Finch may show pink in the wings but the dark cap of a Crimson-winged Finch always prevents confusion. In flight, the big chunky build and white tail markings soon eliminate Trumpeter Finch and the darker mottled plumage distinguishes them from Desert Finches.

Habitat: Resident on dry rocky slopes often, though not always, at high altitude.

Distribution: Restricted in this region to upland areas in Turkey. They breed in the Korkuteli Hills and on the 'crater-hills' near the Eregli Marshes but the best area for them is probably at Demirkazik (though even here they can be elusive).

Population: 10 000 breeding pairs from Turkey, eastwards into Anatolia (from BirdGuides).

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  • Great 
  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-03 10:42]

Hello Ahmet,
Very nice capture, very beautiful bird
Wonderful POV and composition, lovely colors
Very sharp and well focused.. Well Done


Dr. Aladağlardan epey yüklü geldin anlaşılan. Artık fotolarını arkası arkasına merakla bekleriz. Bakış açısı, gözdeki ışıltı ve kompozisyon gayet hoş. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

Ahmet merhaba , görmesi ve fotoğraflaması çok zor bir tür , ben henüz görmedim , çok iyi yakalamışsın , komp. ve netlik güzel , eline sağlık .

thak you for this rare bird, Ori

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-08-03 22:07]

Ahmet, I have the feeling this one could be a little bit sharper, but it's just an opinion.

Great composition and pov. I enjoy pose too.

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-08-04 8:57]

Ahmet Excellent shot and the pose of the bird is interesting. Body language shows it is actually posing for a shot. Ganesh

Hi Ahmet,
Good deatil on this bird... It looks quite pale, no vivid colors, maybe a juvenile?
Not aware of the existance of this beautiful finch... TFS, Marta

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