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Olivaceous Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler
Photo Information
Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-04 14:41
Viewed: 3628
Points: 36
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Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida)
Tr: Ak Mukallit

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Hippolais
Species: H. pallida

Binomial name:
Hippolais pallida

The Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais pallida, is an Old World warbler in the tree warbler genus Hippolais . As a result of modern taxonomic developments, it is now usually considered to be two species, Western Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais opaca, and Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais pallida.

These small passerine birds are found in dry open country, including cultivation, with bushes or some trees. 2-3 eggs are laid in a nest in low in undergrowth or a bush. Like most warblers, Olivaceous is insectivorous.

These are medium-sized warblers, more like a very pale Reed Warbler than their relative the Melodious Warbler. The adults of both species have a plain pale brown back and whitish underparts. The bill is strong and pointed and the legs grey. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are more buff on the belly. Both species have a characteristic downward tail flick.

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler breeds in south east Europe and the Middle East, and Western Olivaceous Warbler in Iberia and north Africa. Both species are migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa or Arabia. Both are rare vagrants to northern Europe.

Western Olivaceous Warbler is larger and has a browner tinge to the upperparts than Eastern Olivaceous Warbler. It also has a larger bill. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler sometimes has a greenish tinge to its upperparts, and can be very difficult to separate from Sykes's Warbler, Hippolais rama. The song of both species is a fast nasal babbling, but they are not the same


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  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-07-04 14:44]

merhaba fikret bey
epeydir burada fotograflarinizla ozlettiniz kendinizi
tur guzel cekim nefis
renkler, isik, netlik ve detaylar super
elinize saglik

Hola Fikret.
Gran nitidez y maravillosos detalles.
Buen bg y gran DoF.
Saludos, Jl.

Hello Fikret
Excellent shot of this Olivaceous Warbler,
Perfect details,composition and POV.Welldone.


Hello Fikret,
Where have you been all these days?
I have been missing your great bird pictures and can't tell you in words how happy I am so see your work again.
This oven fresh image of a Warbler is a beauty.
All the technical and aesthetic qualities that characterize you work are all present in this stunning image.
Hope you will continue posting your work.
Thanks and best regards.

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-04 22:56]

Hi Fikret.
Once more terrific bird picture from you. I am always impressed with tremendous beautifulness of the scene, razor sharpness of the attractive details of the main character, expressive pose of the bird and fine colourful BG. It is your firm style. Bravo.

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-04 23:06]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Poz, fon, renkler ve isik cok iyi. Tebrikler

  • Great 
  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-04 23:33]

Merhaba Fikret,
Kusursuz bir Ak Mukallit sunmuşsunuz.
Fazla söze gerek yok. Tebrikler. Elinize sağlık.

Hi Fikret,
Good detail, DOF, BG and colors, nice pose and lighy use
A very good photo
Well done
TFS and regards

Merhaba Fikret bey,
özlettiniz kendinizi..
yine nefis bir çalışma olmuş..
ak mukallitin en güzel fotosu diyebilirim..

  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-05 1:10]

hi Fikret
superbe image à la DOF subtilement dosée. Incroyables détails, bg flou et coloré de grande qualité.


Hello Fikret,

Fantastic photo.Lihgting, composition and detail are excellent.Great shot and good sharpness.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-05 3:12]

Hello Fikret,
What a wonderful bird, excellent colours, with perfectly captured details, very crisp and nicely composed too.
We can see him so clearly, each feather stands out so well. Good catchlight in his eye too.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-05 4:12]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent photo of this Warbler. Sharpness and details are perfect. Great natural colours with an outstanding DOF and POV. Beautiful OOF BG.

Hi Fikret

Stunning shot of this warbler
Excellent sharpness from the big lens
Great composition
Good DOF
Good POV
Great background


  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-05 7:21]

Hi Fikret,
Outstanding shot of this cute little warbler with immaculate sharpness and fine details on its plumage. Lovely colours and the lighting is handled superbly. Looks great. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Fikret bey , tekrar hoşgeldiniz , güzel kuş fotoğraflarınızı bundan sonra da sık görmek isteriz .

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-05 12:35]

Very sharp and incredibly detailed.
Superb composition.
Excellent DOF.
Once again a stunning image from you, Fikret!
Looking forward to the next :-)


epeydir çekimlerinizi göremiyorduk Fikret bey. çok güzel bir fotoğrafla geri dönmüşsünüz. elinize sağlık, her yönüyle çok başarılı bir kare. selamlar.

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