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Emberiza cirlus

Emberiza cirlus
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Copyright: Bedri Kalemci (bedri) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma APO 500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-31 12:51
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 24
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Emberiza cirlus / Cirl bunting / Bahçe çintesi ( TR. )

The Cirl Bunting, Emberiza cirlus, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds across southern Europe, on the Mediterranean islands and in north Africa. It is a resident of these warmer areas, and does not migrate in winter. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees, but has a preference for sunny slopes.

Changes in agricultural practice have affected this species very adversely at the northern fringes of its range, and in England, where it once occurred over much of the south of the country, it is now restricted to south Devon. The Cirl Bunting is the mascot on the signs for the village of Stokeinteignhead.

The Cirl Bunting is like a small Yellowhammer, 15-16.5 cm in length (wing-span 22-22.5 cm)[1] with a thick seed-eater's bill. The male has a bright yellow head, with a black crown, eyestripe and throat, and a greenish breast band across its otherwise yellow underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much more like the Yellowhammer, but has a streaked grey-brown rump and chestnut shoulders.

The monotonous song of the cock is rattling trill, like Arctic Warbler or the terminal rattle of Lesser Whitethroat.

In the summer their natural food consists of invertebrates for example Grasshoppers and crickets to feed their chicks. In the winter they feed on small seeds from Over-wintered stubbles, fallow land, Set-aside, and the over-winter feeding of stock with grain or hay. They tend to feed in flocks during the winter.

The nest is on the ground, within dense cover such as that provided by thick hedgerows and scrub. The ideal scrub is said to be blackthorn, hawthorn, bramble and gorse. The breeding season runs from April until mid-September, potentially having 3 broods in total. They are sedentary in nature and will often travel only 250m from their nests to forage in summer, and up to 2 km in winter to find stubbles.

2-5 eggs are laid, which show the hair-like markings characteristic of those of buntings.

Therefore the ideal farmland habitat is a mixture of grass and arable fields, divided by thick hedgerows with pockets of dense scrub.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirl_Bunting

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-31 12:54]

Merhaba Bedri,
geri TN hoş geldiniz!
Çok iyi bir makro.
Mükemmel POV, güzel detaylar.
Güzel bir gün,

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-31 12:59]

Hello Bedri,
This is by far the best photo of a Cirl Bunting I've ever seen. This is perfect in all aspects I can consider. Congratulations with this masterpiece. Into my favourites.

Netlik harika. Fotoğraf çekildiğinin farkımda galiba.
Ellerinize sağlık

Vayyyy... Bedri süper çekim olmuş dostum. Ben de finike de 2000 metrede E. cia çektim:) Ama ters ışıkta oldu ve tabi seninki gibi güzel olmadı:( Emeğine sağlık. İyi geceler.


  • Great 
  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-03-31 14:25]

Harika bir çekim.Netlik,renkler ve kadraj super,tam birinci sınıf bir foto.Emeklerine sağlık.

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-31 22:12]

Hello Bedri
Superb capture of this specie I never seen yet.
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2010-04-01 0:29]

Bedri bey selamlar,
Serçenin kuzenlerinden mi ..?
Nefis güzellikte bir kadraj.Keskin detay ve renkler harika.
Emeğinize sağlık,

Hi Bedri,
a very pleasant picture, the colours are beautiful and natural.
Good sharpness and DOF, the whole bird is in good focus and still stand-out nicely from the BG.
I like the composition and the low POV too.
Very fine work.


Selamlar bedri bey,
mükemmel bir çalışma olmuş,
harika bir tür.
elinize sağlık.

Merhaba bedri bey
çok net ve güzel bir çekim olmuş
tebrik ederim..

  • Great 
  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2010-04-06 3:00]

Merhaba Dostum!
Trakusta da çok beğendiğim bu kareyi burada görmek beni çok mutlu etti. Güzel karelerini buradan izlemenin keyfi bir başka. Emeğine sağlık dostum. Bol selam.


bu güzel kuşu ve harika fotoğrafını şimdi fark ettim. bakışları harika yakalamışsınız Bedri Bey. tebrikler. renkler, netlik, pozlama ve açı çok çok güzel. elinize sağlık.
yeni karelerinizi de merakla bekliyorum.
iyi geceler, selamlar.

  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2010-08-19 7:29]

Hi Bedri,

What an amazing shot. Everything's just perfect in this photo. My compliments.


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