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Happy New Year:)

Happy New Year:)
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Copyright: Siarhei Biazberdy (biazberdy) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 6 N: 60] (386)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, Tiffen 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 6:08
Viewed: 3679
Points: 2
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This is probably one of the favourite birds here in Belarus:) These birds fly here only in Winter or late Autumn is always associated with Christmas and New Year Celebration.... Also the look like red apples on the trees.

It's a Bullfinch or Eurasian Bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula. That's a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident, but many northern birds migrate further south in the winter.

Mixed woodland with some conifers is favoured for breeding, including parkland and gardens. It builds its nest in a bush or tree, laying 4-7 eggs. The food is mainly seeds and buds of fruit trees, which can make it a pest in orchards.

This species does not form large flocks outside the breeding season, and is usually seen as a pair or family group.

The Bullfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird. The upper parts are grey; the cap, face, flight feathers and short thick bill are black; and the white rump and wing bars are striking in flight. The adult male has red underparts, but females and young birds have grey-buff underparts. The pleasant song of this unobtrusive bird contains fluted whistles.

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Very good montage, I love it a lot, well done

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