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Falco tinnunculus


Falco tinnunculus
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Copyright: Senol Karabacak (senol100) (13)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 11:29
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Points: 1
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Common Kestrels measure 3239 cm (1315 in) from head to tail, with a wingspan of 6582 cm (2632 in). Females are noticeably larger, with the adult male weighing 136-252 g (c,5-9 oz), around 155 g (around 5.5 oz) on average; the adult female weighs 154-314 g (about 5.5-11 oz), around 184 g (around 6.5 oz) on average. They are thus small compared with other birds of prey, but larger than most songbirds. Like the other Falco species, they have long wings as well as a distinctive long tail.[3]

Their plumage is mainly light chestnut brown with blackish spots on the upperside and buff with narrow blackish streaks on the underside; the remiges are also blackish. Unlike most raptors, they display sexual colour dimorphism with the male having less black spots and streaks, as well as a blue-grey cap and tail. The tail is brown with black bars in females, and has a black tip with a narrow white rim in both sexes. All Common Kestrels have a prominent black malar stripe like their closest relatives.[3]

The cere, feet, and a narrow ring around the eye are bright yellow; the toenails, bill and iris are dark. Juveniles look like adult females, but the underside streaks are wider; the yellow of their bare parts is paler. Hatchlings are covered in white down feathers, changing to a buff-grey second down coat before they grow their first true plumage.[3]

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-27 3:45]

Hoi Senol

Je bent lekker bezig de laatste tijd. Je zoekt vaak goede onderwerpen uit. De Torenvalk blijft altijd een mooie, maar lastige vogel. Je focus ligt hier niet helemaal lekker op de kop. Dat is erg jammer. Ook is de onderkant vaak een beetje donker. In je postprocess kan je daar nog het een en ander aan veranderen.
Ik vroeg me verder af wat er met je beeld gebeurd is. Er zitten rare vlekken en strepen door je foto. Hoe komt dit?

Ga vooral zo door! Ben benieuwd.

Thijs

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