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White-Crowned Wheatear

White-Crowned Wheatear
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Copyright: Yedidia Yerushalmi (yedidia) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 68] (439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-19 0:28
Viewed: 3700
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White-Crowned Wheatear (Oenanthe leucopyga)is a large size Wheatear, 17-18.5 cm long.
It is a totally desert bird, fairly common in the Israeli deserts: Yehuda desert, Negev, and Arava.
Generally, White-Crowned Wheatear breeds in stony deserts from Sahara, through Arabian Peninsula to Iraq. It nests in crevices in rocks or walls laying 3-5 eggs.
This full adult specimen, have a white crown, not shown by young birds.
White-Crowned Wheatear mainly eats insects. It use to stand on the top of cliffs or big rocks and looks around, for insects, danger or birds of the same kind. This wheatear has a loud varied song, and often including mimicry.

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Although the contrast is low from the BG due the lighting, a beautiful depiction of this regional endemic bird. TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-19 2:39]

Hola Yedidia,
excelente captura y pov,
detalles y buen foco.

Hi Yedida,
I was in Jordan two years ago. I saw thid bird there several times. I remeber that days by seeing your beatiful photo. TFS,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-20 7:03]

Hello Yedidia, very nice shot of that Wheatear ! The details are crisp and the exposure is good. Good composition too, thanks!


Hi Yedidia,
Nice portrait.
TFS, Pentti

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