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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-23 22:25
Viewed: 3894
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Starling song is quite complex, including a series of whistling notes, chatter and a clear “wolf” whistle.

Starlings belong to the family of birds which includes vocal mimics known as myna birds.

Starlings are adept at exploiting urban, suburban and agricultural settings. They are one of only a few birds that tolerate areas of high humane density and disturbance.

Starlings have wide-ranging food tolerances though they prefer insects. Spring flocks of starlings often descend on lawns much to the dismay of homeowners who feel they are doing damage when in fact, they are consuming insect pests and doing the homeowners a big favor.

It is common to see starlings around dumps and landfills and many specialize in picking through open dumpsters and trash bags.


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Hello Deud! Amazing birds. Wonderful scene. Good background. Very good capture. Original picture. Well done!

salut Dan !
ai reusit o captura foarte frumoasa cu o compozitie minunata ,
cei sase grauri i-ai prins intr-o lumina naturala , calda , fiin in contrast cu fundalul albastru uniform ,
felicitari pentru captura !

PS : chiar azi dimineata ti-am vizionat galeria impreuna cu sotia mea si am gasit multa poze foarte reusite .

Hi Sochirca,
A nice capture of these beautiful Starlings. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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