Turdus merula male
|Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu)
|Date Taken: 2008-02-02|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-02-03 11:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula), also called Eurasian Blackbird, or (in areas where it is the only blackbird-like species) simply Blackbird is a species of true thrush which 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 as 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 wide range of vocalisations; the adult female and juvenile have mainly 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 species has given rise to a number of literary and cultural references, frequently related to its melodious song.
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- [2009-02-04 12:33]
vad ca ti-ai luat SLR. vezi ca Sigma 70-300 f5.6 APO este un obiectiv bunicel. poate gasesti ceva la second mai ieftin.