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Willow Tit

Willow 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: 2012-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-25 14:23
Viewed: 3497
Points: 22
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Willow Tit (Poecile montanus) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and northern Asia. It is more of a conifer specialist than the closely related Marsh Tit, which explains it breeding much further north. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate.
In the east of its range it is much paler than Marsh Tit, but as one goes west the various races become increasingly similar, so much so that it was not recognised as a breeding bird in Great Britain until the end of the 19th century, despite being widespread.
The Willow Tit is distinguished from the Marsh Tit by a sooty brown instead of a glossy blue black cap; the general colour is otherwise similar, though the under parts are more buff and the flanks distinctly more rufous; the pale buff edgings to the secondaries form a light patch on the closed wing. The feathers of the crown and the black bib under the bill are longer, but this is not an easily noticed character. However, the more graduated tail (not square) shows distinctly when spread. Length is 11.5 cm, and wings range from 60–70 mm.
The commonest call is a nasal zee, zee, zee, but the notes of the bird evidently vary considerably. Occasionally a double note, ipsee, ipsee, is repeated four or five times.
The Willow Tit often excavates its own nesting hole, even piercing hard bark; this is usually in a rotten stump or in a tree, more or less decayed. Most nests examined are cups of felted material, such as fur, hair and wood chips, but feathers are sometimes used. The number of eggs varies from six to nine, with reddish spots or blotches..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-25 15:01]

Hi Razvan,the way how you manage the light of this pic is simply fantastic! A magnificent capture from a very difficult point of view too,great details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Razvan! Nice to see a new photo from you!
Interesting bird and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-09-25 22:09]

Buna Razvan,
O compozitie minunata cu acest pitigoi, mai putin cunoscut de ornitologii de sesi, felicitari pentru revenire!
Numai bine,

Salut Razvan,
Bine ai revenit.....O frumoasa imagine cu o specie de pitigoi mai rar intalnita de mine. Fundalul blurat avnd culori de toamna este excelent. numai bine!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-09-25 23:54]

beautiful image of willow tit. good background and excellent angle. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-26 4:10]

Hello Razvan,
Great to see a new posting from you. Excellent photo of this Willow Tit taken from a very good low POV. Good sharpness, nice natural colours and a fine composition. Beautiful coloured background too.

Ciao Razvan, great capture of lovely willow tit, beautiful ambientation, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Razvan.
a nice picture from you with great colour and perfect composition,
good clarity also.
best wishes,

hello Razvan
great sharpness and nice composition
the bg and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Razvan.
Splendida foto con un’eccellente nitidezza,e ottimi particolar, stupendi i colori come l’ottima composizione molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-27 2:07]

Hello Razvan,
How subtle this beautiful bird-shot. Very poetical and most pleasant!
Kind regards

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