|Copyright: Libor Hlavaty (Libor)
|Date Taken: 2007-04-14|
|Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-04-18 1:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
In plumage it may seem rather sparrow-like but its old name of Hedge Sparrow was misleading. Its slim build and especially its fine pointed bill prove that this isn't a sparrow at all. Key identification features include rich brown upperparts, neatly streaked with black, bright orange or pinkish legs and, above all, the lead grey colouring of the head and breast.
Breeds and winters in gardens, parks, woodland, wasteground and hedges.
An abundant resident across Britain, except on Shetland. Migrant birds from the continent are regular on the east coast, but there is no evidence that they winter here.
Widespread and numerous in most of Europe, although in many areas of southern Europe they are restricted to hilly or mountainous regions.
An estimated 2 000 000 pairs breed across much of Britain with a further 810 000 in Ireland.
9-13 million breeding pairs across Europe.
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- [2007-04-18 3:19]
On aurait demandé à cet oiseau de poser pour le photographe qu'il n'aurait pas fait mieux !
- [2007-04-18 5:02]
На мен ми харесва, а значи е хубава!
Velmi ostry a cisty obrazok. Vyborna kompozicia a excellentne pozadie. Vyborne spravene.
Pekny vecer. Stefan