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Remiz pendulinus

Remiz pendulinus
Photo Information
Copyright: Emilio Giudice (emifoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 78] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/16, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Italy - II Chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-01 10:40
Viewed: 6903
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo has been released in the reservoir natural of the Biviere di Gela. In Bivere they are reproduced numerous pendulinus.The Penduline Tit is not a tit at all, though it certainly looks like one. Adult Penduline Tits are very distinctive with their grey heads and bold black eye-masks, duller on the females, but the juveniles can be puzzlingly dull. They look basically all brown but their small size, tit-like manner and rounded greyish-brown heads should separate them from all small birds except juvenile Bearded Tits which are larger, longer-tailed and have heavily patterned wings.

Breeds and winters in and around reedbeds, ponds and ditches, nesting in nearby trees.

Penduline Tits build extraordinary nests which hang like a christmas stocking from the overhanging branches of a tree such as a willow.

Birds breeding in most of Europe migrate west or south. Mostly to Mediterranean countries. Birds in southern Europe are mostly resident.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-01 11:45]

Hello Emilio,
Fine capture of a Penduline Tit building its nest. This is sharp and well presented.
Interesting that the Italian P T's build their nests in conifers.
In Scandinavia they nest in hanging branches of deciduous trees like willow and birch. The don't arrive in Sweden until the end of this month.
Regards, Ivan

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-04-01 13:25]

Exelente foto no momento exato da presença do pássaro chegando em sua casa ficou muito bom meus parabéns.

... alla fine lo hai beccato, eh?
Bravo. Se ci riesco quest'anno voglio riuscire anche io a fotografarlo così bene.

Bellissima ed esemplare foto di un bel Pendolino. Ottimo l'uso del colpo di flash che ha schiarito le ombre. Poi con il nido così è veramente deliziosa.

Grazie, ciao, Emanuele

Hello Emilio,
It seems like a long time since I visit your gallery :) This is a very special picture of a nice bird. I have never such a nest. It seems so soft and almost made with wool! This is a beautiful POV, composition, colors and details. There is just a little noise in the picture but it is really a minor nit. Well done on an interesting post :) Thanks,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-02 7:46]

Hello Emilio,
Most interesting picture, showing this Penduline Tit at work, making this extraordinary nest. Good composition, vivid picture.
best regards

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