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Coal Tit

Coal Tit
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-14 9:50
Viewed: 2635
Points: 25
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Coal Tit, Periparus ater, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate to subtropical Eurasia and northern Africa. The Spot-winged Tit (P. melanolophus) is sometimes included in this species; this may be correct, but more research is required to determine that species' status.
The Coal Tit is 1011.5 cm in length, and has a distinctive large white nape spot on its black head. The head, throat and neck of the adult are glossy blue-black, setting off the off-white sides of the face (tinged grey to yellow depending on subspecies) and the brilliant white nape; the white tips of the wing coverts appear as two wingbars. The underparts are whitish shading through buff to rufous on the flanks. The bill is black, the legs lead-coloured, and irides dark brown.
The young birds are duller than the adults, lacking gloss on the black head, and with the white of nape and cheeks tinged with yellow.
While searching for food, Coal Tit flocks keep contact with incessant short dee or see-see calls. The species' song if "song" it can be called is a strident if-he, if-he, if-he, heard most frequently from January to June, but also in autumn. One variant of this song ends with a sharp ichi. North African birds also have a currr call similar to that of the Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) which is not found in Africa.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-14 10:00]

Ce interesant:un pitigoi de bradet pe o ...teava!
Detaliile sunt perfecte iar culorile la fel!

Ciao Razvan, lovely little bird on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Razvan. Just lovely little bird in good detaisl against an excitign Bg.


Buna Razvan,
Frumoasa imagine, culori si detalii placute, fundal blurrat care pune in evidenta subiectul. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-14 12:39]

Hi razvan,
Very nice capture of this cute little bird,fine sharp details and perfect colors.TFS.

Hi Razvan,
you know for me it is very difficult to judged this photo.I hope you will understand me well.Good composition, natural colors, moderate sharpness, classical composition and that is all.The image seems quite ordinary and I have feelings that I so it before many times!Does not feel special at all.
George Veltchev

Hello Razvan,
Beautiful! Excellent color sharpness and POV.
Congratulations and thanks for the photo sharing
Hello Vanni

Hello Razvan,
This photo is coated with an astonishing simplicity and a high technical level, very good background, excellent balance of light and contrast. Congratulations, is a very attractive. What is it where the bird perches ?... perhaps the end of a post? TFS, Jess

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-04-14 20:17]

Un pitigoi frumos intr-un cadru nenatural, interesanta compozitie!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-04-15 0:17]

Hello Razvan,
Nice photo of tit which I meet very rare lately, Good sharpness, clear BG, nice composition.
Friendly regards, Pawel

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-04-15 10:27]

Hi Razvan
Nice closed up of the Coal tit.Sharp image with excellent detail it is not easy to get the detail from the head.I also like those natural colors and the nice colors of the OOF BG
TFS Michel

Hallo Razvan
Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and simplicity on its plumage. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-04-17 3:39]

Interesting perch and nice clear background. TFS Razvan.

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