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Petronia petronia

Petronia petronia
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-06 7:57
Viewed: 3637
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fourth shot of Aladağlar trip seri belongs to Petronia petronia from Demirkazık Village of Çamardı (Niğde). I think that it was a young feeding.

Petronia petronia (L., 1766) –  Kaya Serçesi [TR], Rock Sparrow [EN] is a small passerine bird with 15-17 cm in lenght. It is diagnostic feature is its yellow throat spot. It prefer barren rocky hills e.g. Aladağlar (Antitaurus) Mts. It is distributed from Iberian peninsula to NW Africa, through S Europe to Central Asia.

P. petronia is one of eight species of the family Passeridae in Turkiye. Turkish Passeridae members as fallows: 
      - Passer domesticus Serçe, Evserçesi [TR], House Sparrow [EN],
      - Passer hispaniolensis Söğüt Serçesi [TR], Spanish Sparrow [EN],
      - Passer moabiticus Küçük serçe [TR], Dead Sea Sparrow [EN],
      - Passer montanus Ağaç Serçesi [TR], Tree Sparrow [EN],
      - Carpospiza brachydactyla Boz Serçe [TR], Pale Rock Sparrow [EN],
      - Petronia xanthocollis Sarı Boğazlı Serçe [TR], Yellow-Throated Sparrow [EN],
      - Petronia petronia Kaya Serçesi [TR], Rock Sparrow [EN],
      - Montifringilla nivalis Kar Serçesi [TR], Snow Finch [EN].

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Hello Ahmet,
Good capture of a Rock Sparrow showing a little exposure problem against the light. Potentially this is a good shot but I have taken it to the WS to try to improve it.
I hope this is OK with you.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

selam Ahmet; kaya sercesini beslenirken yakalamissin gunesin arkadan yansimasi biraz sorun cikarmis ama yinede iyi cekim olmus tebrikler

Merhaba Ahmet cok guzel yakalamisin focus iyi olmus selamlar Necip

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-07 5:22]

Ahmet, What is wrong with this sparrow. It is in such a sorry state. You have captured the expression very well against the light Ganesh

Dr serbest beslenmeye yeni başlamış bir gen galibe. Ama iyi av bulmuş. Sert ışık şartlarında başarılı bir fotoğraf olmuş. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

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