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Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed 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/8, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-05-27 8:41
Viewed: 322
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds in southeast Europe east to Iran. It is migratory, wintering in India. It is a rare but regular wanderer to western Europe.

Black-headed Bunting breeds in open scrubby areas including agricultural land. It lays 4-6 eggs in a nest in a tree or bush. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.

This bird is 17 cm long, larger than Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The breeding male has bright yellow underparts, chestnut upperparts and a black hood.
The female is a washed-out version of the male, with paler underparts, a grey-brown back and a greyish head.

The call is a soft zrit, and the song is a jerky zrit..zrit…zrit…srut..srut…srut.

Source: Wikipedia

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hello Peter
une belle et intéressante capture, dans une position agréable et train de chanter.
Belle palette de couleurs,
Bonne soirée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-05-27 11:37]

Hi Peter,very nice capture of this bunting species,i like a lot the wedding between blue of sky and yellow of plunage,good sharpness but not the best in the head zone. have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,
Not a wide spread specie. Very rare in my region. The details and colors are excellent.

mooie foto Peter
leuke compositie zo aan het zingen op de top van de boom
gr lou

Ciao Peter, great capture of nice singing bird, wonderful natural colors, fine details, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful shot, Peter.Excellent colors, the beak wide open - we can almost hear it singing!

Hi Peter,

The ye contact is good. The point of view is showing the details of the Black-headed Bunting. The light ia making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.


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