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Common Waxbill

Common Waxbill
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Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-13 5:05
Viewed: 5780
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild MUMGAGA was first introduced to Portugal from Africa in 1964, and has spread across much of the country and into Spain.

As a target bird for me, southern Portugal is the only part of the Western Paleartic where this introduced specie has a foothold and category C in bird lists and after a long struggle, I found this cute animal...

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Hello Emin,
Very nice image of this Common Waxbill!
great pose well captured with good sharpness, nice colour and superb details
very well done

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-13 12:27]

Hola amigo,
buena captura,
excelente trabajo y color...
atractivo disparo,

Very nice capture of the Astrild. I saw this bird in Gambelas and in November near Messines. Always it appeared in small groups. It is relatively small and has nice, exotic colors.

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