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Lanius minor

Lanius minor
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of Mesopotamia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-06 14:09
Viewed: 3296
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) is a member of the shrike family Laniidae.

It is similar in appearance to the Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor and the Southern Grey Shrike L. meridionalis. It breeds in southeastern Europe and into Asia.

This species prefers dry open lowlands, and is prominent on telephone wires.

It is slightly smaller than the Great Grey Shrike, and has a black forehead and relatively longer wings.

This medium-sized migratory passerine eats large insects, small birds and lizards. Like other shrikes it hunts from prominent perches, and impales corpses on thorns or barbed wire as a "larder".

It is a scarce vagrant to western Europe, including Great Britain, usually as a spring overshoot.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Laniidae

Genus: Lanius

Species: L. minor

Binomial name
Lanius minor
Gmelin, 1788

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-05-06 14:20]
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Emeğine sağlık Dûrzan, en sevdiğim kompozisyonda yakalamışsın. Çok güzel olmuş, selamlarımla..
Türün : Kara alınlı örümcekkuşu / Lanius minor / Lesser grey shrike

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-06 14:23]

Hello Durzan,
Beautiful picture of this Lanius minor. Lovely composition with good sharpness.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-06 14:57]

Hi Durzan,very nice and essential composition,excellent sharpness,colors and light...great work! Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-06 21:19]

Hello Durzan
Perfect presentation with clear bg, wonderful colors and great details

Hi Durzan,
this is a well composed picture with lot's of space where the bird is looking.
The bird is pretty sharp and stand out nicely against the soft BG. Maybe the picture is a bit underexposed.
Well done.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-06 21:56]

Slav Dûrzan,
A fine capture of Lanius minor. Though a little soft, it shows up well against a superb OOF natural Bg in a very nice composition.
Thanks and best regards,
Bi slaven germ,

hello durzan,

Very nicely framed picture of the bird, good one. tfs

Ciao Durzan, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Durzan
great shot of this Lesser Grey Shrike, nice pose perched on this branch with head turned, superb clarity and wonderful composition
the blurred BG is nice too
Have a great WE

Enfes olmuş kardeş! Eline sağlık. Selamlar.

Hi Durza,

very good picture and pov on this bird.
Great bg and details.
Fine colours.


Precioso y delicado trabajo Durzan. Gran naturalidad en la luz y en los colores, siempre de agradecer.
Saludos y buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi.

Selamlar durzan bey,
çok şık ve şirin bir kare olmuş.
ellerinize sağlık.

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