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Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 300mm EDf/4
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-24 2:26
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Points: 22
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Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus

TR.Name : Uzunkuyruklu baştankara
Binomial name: Aegithalos caudatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Aegithalidae
Genus: Aegithalos
Species: A. caudatus

The Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus, is a very small passerine bird. It breeds in most of Europe and Asia. It is a non-migratory species.

It is closely related to the true tits, and in winter it is often found with tit flocks.

This is a very small bird at only 13–15 cm in length including its very long tail, which itself makes up 7–9 cm of the total. The Long-tailed Tit is black and brown above and whitish below, with reddish flanks. It has a white crown. North European birds (A. c. caudatus) have completely white heads and flanks.

This is a restless species, constantly on the move as it searches for insects and other small food items. It is usually found in small flocks, and has been described as an avian sheep.

Long-tailed Tits are birds of deciduous woodlands with undergrowth. They nest in a tree or shrub. Six to twelve eggs are laid in a woven closed nest. The nest is held together with spider webs, and camouflaged with lichen. Adult birds will find a relative's nest and help feeding their "nephews and nieces", if their own nest is predated.

The call is loud trisyllabic srih-srih-srih.

Long-tailed Tit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-24 2:51]

Hello Fikret,
Superb Long-tailed Tit!Amazing details and colors that you capture with your outstanding camera work.
Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-24 3:17]

Fikret bey selamlar,
Pek şirin-sevimli ..!
Güzel kompozisyon, renk ve detaylar her zaman ki kalitenizde.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-24 3:27]

Hello Fikret,
Impressive sharp detailed photo of this Long-tailed Tit. I can see every little feather. Very nice half frontal POV. Beautiful natural colours and a good DOF, blurred BG and composition.

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-24 3:59]

Hi Fikret.
Best wishes to you in coming New Year and many thanks for amazing bird series. Exceptional image, terrific 3D-effect, ultimate sharpness of the bird image. Well done.

Hello Fikret
Impressive photo of this Long-tailed Tit! with beautiful colors,excellent sharpness and good point of view, very well made. TFS
Regards Hedesan

bu kadar yaklaşmayı çok çok isterdim henüz olmadı ama ümidim var.
ellerinize sağlık fikret bey.selamlar.fikret.

Great detail and pose! regards Yiannis

hello Fikret
SUPER-super good picture
GREAT-great sharpness
super good light and nice pose with Beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Fikret.
Impressive photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.
My best wishes, Christodoulos.

great closeup, TFS Ori

Hi Fikret,
Very nice composition, colours and sharpness.
Best regards, Pambos

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