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Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-15 9:37
Viewed: 2836
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A big thank you to Ahmet for pointing out the correct identification, and to Nagraj for pointing out issues in ID. Here is the corrected description.

The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is a small wader. This Eurasian species is the smallest of the shanks, which are mid-sized, yellowish and long-legged waders of the family Scolopacidae. The breeding plumage is generally subdued light brown above with some darker mottling and with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck.

The Wood Sandpiper breeds in subarctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. They migrate to Africa and southern Asia, particularly India.

This bird is usually found on freshwater during migration and wintering. They forage by probing in shallow water or on wet mud, and mainly eat insects and similar small prey. T. glareola nests on the ground or uses an abandoned old tree nest of another bird.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Tringa
Species: glareola

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Sandpiper

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To rousettus: Thank you for correct IDvinaymms 1 01-16 08:20
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Hi Vinay,
First of all I like the reflection of the bird in water. This is a good composition in my opinion. I also like natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Vinay
this is great capture of pretty wader bird, with great sharp focus and reflection. great timing and coloration. nicely composed.
As for the species, it is different from Ruff and it must be a Tringa glareolus (Wood Sandpiper).
Thanks for sharing, best wishes

Ciao Vinay. Seems like a paint! Intrigant reflections and warm colours. Great shot MF!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-16 5:46]

Very fine image of this species with its reflection, I like the pose and the ripples on the water, get the ID, check out. tfs.

Hello Vinay,
So beautiful!!! Just fabulous!!! What more can I say!!!

Hello Vinay,
A beautiful capture with a species that live also in my country. What I like at this image are the natural colours and excellent water reflection.

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