|Copyright: Dariusz Poplawski (darik47)
|Date Taken: 2014-08-10|
|Camera: Sony A700, SIGMA 400/5.6 APO Telemacro|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-06-23 5:05|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) is a carnivorous passerine bird and member of the shrike family Laniidae.|
This 16–18 cm (approx. 6.3–7.1 inches) long migratory bird eats large insects, small birds, frogs, rodents and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder." This practice has earned it the nickname of "butcher bird."
The general colour of the male’s upper parts is reddish. It has a grey head and a typical shrike black stripe through the eye. Underparts are tinged pink, and the tail has a black and white pattern similar to that of a wheatear. In the female and young birds the upperparts are brown and vermiculated. Underparts are buff and also vermiculated.
Distribution and habitat
This bird breeds in most of Europe and western Asia and winters in tropical Africa. The bird is listed as a "least concern" (LC) species on a global scale, but some parts of its range have seen a steep decline in numbers, so locally its status can be less secure
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Excellent quality! Very good details and light. Like it...
Thanks for sharing,
- [2015-06-23 9:14]
Hi Dariusz,magnificent capture of this nice small friend,perfect quality as usual,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-06-23 12:35]
What a lovely photo of this Red-backed Shrike. Attractive pose in excellent sharpness, composition and beautiful natural colours. Nice background too.
Belle attitude du sujet dans une lumière bien maitrisée et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [2015-06-25 8:13]
Hola Dariusz; hermosa foto de esta bella especie que no conocía, excelente percha, composición, luz y fondo...saludos.