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Siskin


Siskin
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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: 2012-05-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-07 12:01
Viewed: 2042
Points: 4
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The Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European Siskin, Common Siskin or just Siskin.
It is very common throughout Europe and Asia. It is found in forested areas, both coniferous and mixed woodland where it feeds on seeds of all kinds, especially of alder and conifers.
It can be distinguished from other similar finches by the color of the plumage. The upper parts are greyish green and the under parts grey-streaked white. Its wings are black with a conspicuous yellow wing bar, and the tail is black with yellow sides. The male has a mainly yellow face and breast, with a neat black cap. Female and young birds have a greyish green head and no cap. It is a trusting, sociable and active bird. The song of this bird is a pleasant mix of twitters and trills. For these reasons it is often raised in captivity.
These birds have an unusual migration pattern as every few years in winter they migrate southwards in large numbers. The reasons for this behavior are not known but may be related to climatic factors and above all the availability of food. In this way overwintering populations can thrive where food is abundant. This small finch is an acrobatic feeder, often hanging upside-down like a tit. It will visit garden bird feeding stations.

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Buna Razvan,
Cum merge in noua tara?Ce mai faceti?
Speciile nordice sunt mai apropiate acolo, cum vad din fotografiile Dvstra,Va doresc multe evenimente placute!
Numai bine,

Ciao Razvan. Excellent DOf and beautiful colours for the small one in action.

Roberto

Salut Razvan,
O imagine excelenta cu acest scatiu luata la rasul solului pe un fundal blurat.
O specie pe care inca nu am reusit sa o fotografiez...
Mult noroc in noua locatie!!!
Marius.

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