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Eurasian siskin

Eurasian siskin
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-29 7:13
Viewed: 861
Points: 6
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Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus)
This species can be found across the greater part of Eurasia and the north of Africa. Its breeding area is separated into two zones, each side of the Palearctic ecozone: the east coast of Asia and the central and northern part of Europe.[19]

These birds can be found throughout the year in Central Europe and some mountain ranges in the south of the continent. They are present in the north of Scandinavia and in Russia and they over-winter in the Mediterranean basin and the area around the Black Sea. In China they breed in the Khingan Mountains of Inner Mongolia and in Jiangsu province; they spend summer in Tibet, Taiwan, the valleys of the lower Yangtse River and the south east coast.[20]

The Eurasian siskin is occasionally seen in North America.[21] There is also a similar and closely related North America counterpart, the pine siskin, Spinus pinus
The siskin is mainly a granivore although it varies its diet depending on the season. It feeds in trees avoiding eating on the ground.[16]

In autumn and winter its diet is based on the seeds of deciduous trees such as birch and above all alder

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-29 11:15]

Salut Pierre.Une excellente qualite' malgre' la position et la distance,la lumiere a aide' toi a avoir ce jaune tres brillant,interessante capture comme d'habitude.Belle soiree' et merci,luciano

Hello Pierre - Well captured this 'Siskin'. Nicely placed in the frame. I like bluish BG and catching light on its eye. Well sharpness and natural color. Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-05-02 11:36]

Hola Pierre; hermosa especie, bien capturada en un momento de su vida diaria...saludos.

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