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Cettia cetti - Kamisbulbulu

Cettia cetti - Kamisbulbulu
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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: 2007-09-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-06 17:33
Viewed: 3300
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful cute bird is Cettia cetti (Temminck, 1820) – Kamış Bülbülü [TR], Cetti's Warbler [EN] from the family.
I saw it when it played among branches of willow trees.
It found almost all parts of Turkiye, permanently in Trakya, Ege, Akdeniz regions and also it winters in other regions.

More information about this species is given by Wikipedia as fallows.

C. cetti is an Old World warbler which breeds in southern Europe, and east southern temperate Asia as far as Afghanistan. It also breeds in northwest Africa. It is the only bush warbler which occurs outside Asia.
This small passerine bird is mainly resident in Europe, but eastern populations migrate short distances, wintering within the breeding range.
This is a bird of dense vegetation, usually close to water. A reedbed with bushes would be a typical site. The nest is built in a bush near water, and 3-6 eggs are laid.
This is a medium-sized warbler, 13-14cm long. The adult has a plain brown back, whitish grey underparts, a broad tail and short wings. Structurally, it resembles an oversized Wren. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous.
This is a skulky species which is very difficult to see. It has the to apparent ability to move from one bush to another without crossing the intervening space, reflecting the tendency of this bird to creep through the low foliage.
Males are often only detected by the loud song, which has an explosive plit, followed by the rhythm
What's my name, Cetti-Cetti-Cetti, that's it. The female is nearly impossible to find, since she does not sing.
This bird is named after the Italian zoologist Francesco CETTI.

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Ahmet merhaba , çekmeyi bırak görmesi bile çok zor bir tür , böyle önüne dal falan gelmeden yakalamak büyük şans , eline sağlık .

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-09-07 7:12]

Ahmet, Nice position of this bird and you have shot it very good. It seems it is hiding and singing a song. Ganesh

Dr merhaba,
Kuşu çok temiz yakalamışsın. Dalların arasında bu kadar açıkta yakalamak kolay değil. İyi iş çıkarmışsın. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

Hi Ahmet,
A beautiful capture of this bird. Very nice details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

merhaba ahmet; yakalanması cok zor bir turu cok hos karelemissin tebrikler eline saglık

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-09-08 22:18]

Hello Ahmet,
The Cetti's Warbler is very illusive and difficult to photograph, so you did well to get a shot like this. You caught it in a fine pose, fairly sharply and in a good composition with its typical BG.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

Hello Ahmet,
I love warblers and this is a very cute one! This is a beautiful pose that you captured with its tail up like this. They are funny and very fast birds. We also have some here too but they are very difficult to catch. This is a nice composition with beautiful natural environment. Thanks!

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-09-19 13:32]

Hello Ahmet,
I absolutly love this picture. You really got a great shot. It couldn't have been easy, because warblers never sit still for long. The brown of the little bird amongst those olive-green leaves stands out so well.

Great work.



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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-20 15:49]

Selam Ahmet,
Very nice photo of this cute bird. Good details and composition!

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