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Irak babbler


Irak babbler
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Copyright: huseyin mese (efsus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon 400 f/5.6 L
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-12 2:24
Viewed: 3267
Points: 23
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Irak yedikardeşi[TR]
Iraq babbler
Turdoides altirostris

This photo was taken in Eufrates region of Turkey last year.
I think this bird is on TN, published the first photo.

Identification:
With 20 - 24cm a small, but long-tailed Turdoides babbler:

* Curved bill
* Plain white and buff underparts
* Softly streaked upperparts
* No streaks on head

Sexes are similar.

The only other babbler within its range is the Common Babbler which is heavier streaked on the head, upperparts and on the breast. Mixed flocks may occur in Iran and Iraq.

Distribution:
Found in the plains around the river Euphrates from SE Turkey (Birecik) through Syria to Iraq and adjacent SW Iran.
Resident species which has recently colonised Turkey and areas in Syria.

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.
This species is sometimes placed in genus Argya.

Habitat:
Reedbeds, palm groves, gardens. Never far from the river and waterways.

Behaviour:
Feeds mainly on insects and spiders, foraging in groups in trees or on the ground. Usually 5 - 7 birds are together, but bigger flocks are possible.
Breeding season from March to July. Rears two or even three broods annually. The nest is an untidy cup made of stems and lined with grass, leaves, rootlets and feathers. It's placed sheltered in a tree fork or in reeds. 3 - 4 eggs are laid.
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Bu güzel ve nadir tür, yakın zamanda ortadoğuda özellikle Basra körfezinde yaşanan savaşlardan sonra ülkemizde, Fırat havzasında Birecik ve Nizip ilçesi sınırlarında yoğun olarak gözlemlenmeye başlanması bu kuşun bir savaş kaçkını olarak ülkemiz sınırlarında yerleştiğini düşündürüyor. Benim kişisel gözlemim bu civarlarda üremeye başlayan bu kuşun herbiri 8-10 bireyden oluşan en az 10 koloni halinde civarda bulunduğudur.
Bu kare onların en sık gözlendiği Birecikteki kum ocaklarının bulunduğu lagünlerde, yaklaşık 7-8 metreden, ve arabadan çekildi. Bir miktar kesilip düzenlendikten sonra paylaşıldı.

Selamlarımla...

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GReat focus, composition and color, maybe a bit more space at the bottom, but a great shot indeed

cheers
J

Lovely clean and exceptionally sharp image, good fur texture,
Very well presented, TFS,
Regards,

Pauly.

PS very informative note.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-12 4:00]

Hello Huseyin,
An excellent capture of this beautiful and rarely seen Babbler. I like its pose, the details are pin sharp and colours very beautiful. Well composed too.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2011-03-12 4:40]

Good picture, I like the light, color and the good background. Nice bird and good composition. saludos. Jose

Hi huseyin,
I like it! Nice blank back ground, nice catch light in the eye, great lighting and the leaves on the branch look really good. Well done.
Denis.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-12 5:53]

Merhaba Hüseyin,
Congratulations on this fine capture of the Iraq Babbler, A first on TN!
The lighting is great and the fine pose taken from an excellent POV with great sharpness and natural colours against a clean BG.
Tebrikler ve cok tesekkür ederim dostum!
Selamlar,
Ivan

Hello Huseyin
Impressive bird and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-12 8:59]

Hello Huseyin,
Excellent photo of this special bird. Very good sharp details and taken from a fantastic POV. Beautiful matching colours. Congratulations to be the first!
Regards,
Peter

Nadir türün güzel bir fotoğrafı ..
Eline sağlık Hüseyin .

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-03-12 13:23]

Hocam sizden yine harika bir fotoğraf; uyumlu arka fonu ayrı bir güzellik katmış.
Ellerinize sağlık, selamlarımla..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 89 N: 15611] (65309)
  • [2011-03-12 15:56]

A beautiful composition and a impressive quality.The best sharpness,colors and perspective,and i like a lot the details so brilliant of the black eye.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

amazing babbler capture, TFS Ori

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