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Eastern black-eared Wheatear

Eastern black-eared Wheatear
Photo Information
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, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-05-31 1:56
Viewed: 290
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca) is a wheatear, a small migratory passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.

This 13.5-15.5 cm long insectivorous species is dimorphic with eastern and western races, sometimes split as Eastern Black-eared Wheatear and Western Black-eared Wheatear. In both forms, birds with or without a black throat are met with.
The eastern O. h. melanoleuca is found in the eastern Mediterranean, and migrates to winter quarters in the Sudan.

The male of the eastern form is even whiter in summer than the western bird, but as a rule may be distinguished by the line which extends across the base of the bill.

It is a rare vagrant to northwest Europe.
Source: Wikipedia

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hello Peter
Une photo intéressante, accompagnée d'un texte détaillé.
Bon rendu avec l'arrière plan neutre et de couleur agréable.
Bon W-E

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-05-31 12:54]

Hi Peter,interesting species taken in a perfect pose,excellent exposure of white and fine details too,another lovely surpise from your greek trip! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,
Very nice specie. Never meet it in my country, only his cousin Oenanthe Oenanthe...

Beautiful and well composed picture, Peter.

Hi Peter
Sharp details and favorable depth of field for this fine composition.


New species to me, Peter. Well captured with perfect background. I like details and almost perfect exposure on white portion. Beautiful species...
Thanks and regards,

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