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Cretzschmar's Bunting

Cretzschmar's Bunting
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-05-23 12:13
Viewed: 336
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cretzschmar's Bunting (Emberiza caesia) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae.

It breeds in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and the coastal countries along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. It is migratory, wintering in the Sudan. It is a very rare wanderer to western Europe.

Cretzschmar's Bunting breeds on sunny open hillsides, with some bushes. It is mainly coastal or insular, and often breeds at lower levels than the closely related Ortolan Bunting where both occur. It lays four to six eggs in a ground nest. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.

This bird is smaller than the Ortolan. The breeding male has a grey head with orange moustaches. The upperparts are brown and heavily streaked, except on the rump, and the underparts are rusty orange. The stout bill is pink.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-05-23 12:16]

Hi Peter,wonderful capture of this bunting,the sharpness is the best as possible,i can see very well the caterpillar on its beak,perfect light for the best result. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,
Excellent image with perfect focus of this Bunting.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-05-24 1:26]

The power of lens turns this magnificent, I like this and feel the lack that I don't have this.
Well sharp focused, mice frame and TFS.

hello Peter
une très belle prise, belle netteté.
L'arrière plan est superbe dans des tons neutres

mooie foto Peter
lekker bezig geweest in lesbos
Deze foto is weer mooi scherp en sper kleuren
bedankt gr lou

Hello Peter,
A very rare specie in Europe. Never meet it in my region.

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, nice see prey too, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Another excellent shot Peter Great use of the matching out-of-focus background that allows the bird to stand out clearly. Too bad for the insect it caught!!

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