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Blackbird's silent tought...


Blackbird's silent tought...
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Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 126] (937)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-19 10:25
Viewed: 2294
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian Blackbird (especially in North America, to distinguish it from the unrelated New World blackbirds), or simply Blackbird, where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species. It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to Australia and New Zealand. It has a number of subspecies across its large range; a few of the Asian subspecies are sometimes considered to be full species. Depending on latitude, the Common Blackbird may be resident, partially migratory or fully migratory.

The male of the nominate subspecies, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich melodious song; the adult female and juvenile have mainly dark brown plumage. This species breeds in woods and gardens, building a neat, mud-lined, cup-shaped nest. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms, berries, and fruits.

Both sexes are territorial on the breeding grounds, with distinctive threat displays, but are more gregarious during migration and in wintering areas. Pairs will stay in their territory throughout the year where the climate is sufficiently temperate. This common and conspicuous species has given rise to a number of literary and cultural references, frequently related to its song.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-01-19 23:17]

excellent closeup. good lighting and sharpness. tfs.

I really like this, funny, actually interesting, was singing "blackbird flying in the dead of night" while on a trail last week! :0) thank you so much for sharing, really enjoyed the POV and his yellow circle around his eye! Never noticed this before! Great capture

Ungureanu, this is such a beautiful shot of this blackbird. Excellent detail, sharpness and POV. Have a great day, Bill

Ciao Liviu, great capture of lovely blackbird in nice pose on a beautiful lightiong BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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