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Red-backed Shrike


Red-backed Shrike
Photo Information
Copyright: koksal kayhan (silverhead) (32)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), 70-200mm f4.0 L AF USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-23 0:57
Viewed: 3589
Points: 6
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Red-backed Shrike / Lanius collurio

Red-backed shrikes are slightly larger, but slimmer, than house sparrows. The male is unmistakable with a bluish-grey head, black mask, bright chestnut back and thick hooked black bill. Shrikes like to perch prominently on the tops of bushes, fence posts and telephone wires, where they have a good view of potential prey. Items caught are then taken to a larder where they are impaled on a thorn or wedged in a fork. Its dramatic decline to virtual extinction as a UK breeding species make this a Red List bird.
Where to see them
Now effectively extinct as a breeding bird and best looked for on passage in spring and autumn. Most birds are seen on the south and east coasts of the UK as far north as northern Scotland.
When to see them
May and June, when they migrate north and from August to October when they move south.
What they eat
Insects, and small birds and mammals
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Kızıl sırtlı örümcek kuşu
Örümcek kuşugiller (Laniidae) familyasından yüksek çayırların, fundalıkların ve çalılık arazilerin küçük, güzel ve kahverengi sırtlı örümcek kuşu türü. Daha çok göze çarpmayacak şekilde çalılıkların yanlarında, çitlerin ya da alçak parmaklık tellerinin üzerinde oturur. Gagası oldukça kalın, başı yuvarlak, kanat uçları ve kuyruğu uzundur. Erkeği göze çarpıcıdır, başı mavi-gri, maskesi koyu siyah, sırtı pas kızılı-kahverengi, kuyruk sokumu gri, kuyruğu siyah ve yanları beyaz, alt tarafı pembedir. Dişisi daha kahverengidir, başı mat gri-kahverengi, yanak lekesi koyu, alt tarafı rimsidir ve çok ince yarımay şeklinde kahverengi çizgiler vardır. Kuyruğu koyu kahverengidir. Gencinin üst tarafı kahverengi ve koyu renk çizgili -diğerlerinden biraz daha fazla çizgilidir-, skapular tüyleri sırtı gibi (daha gri olan genç kızıl başlı örümcek kuşunda olduğu gibi daha beyaz değil), alt tarafı beyazımsı ve gri çizgili, kuyruğu koyu renkten pas kızılı-kahverengiye kadar değişir. Sesi sert; ötüşü zayıf, şakımalı ve gıcırtılı bir gevezelikten ibarettir.

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Hello koksal,
This is a great picture with a beautiful Red-backed Shrike. Well composed and excellent POV/DOF. Very good background and beautiful natural colors with fine details and sharpness.
Very well done
Best regards
Pierre

Thanks for sharing this, Koksal.
Beautiful compo with an excellent background. Shrike is nicely perched with a pose in an overall natural light.
Annick

  • Great 
  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-01-23 6:20]

a picture made that close with a 200mmm. it seems that the birds are not scary in Turkey

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