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Parus caeruleus

Parus caeruleus
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: 2005-09-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Tits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-07 8:40
Viewed: 3396
Points: 30
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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Paridae
Genus Parus
Size Length: 10.5 - 12 cm


Widespread and common species, not listed under any conservation designations

This small tit has yellow underparts, with a narrow, dark central stripe on the belly, blue wings and a white face, which is crowned with blue and streaked with a dark eye-stripe The sexes are similar, although females are often somewhat duller than males. The juveniles have a more yellowish face than the adults A range of clear calls is produced, including a high 'sisisi'

Found throughout Britain, but absent from the highest ground in Scotland . Elsewhere it is found from Iberia and North Africa to Scandinavia, Russia, Turkey, and Iran .
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This cosmopolitan species occurs in a range of habitats wherever there are trees, including broad-leaved woodlands, orchards, hedgerows, parks and suburban gardens .

The blue tit is an acrobatic and inquisitive bird; these traits have enabled it to exploit unusual food sources, for example by obtaining milk by pecking at milk-bottle tops on doorsteps. Furthermore, they are usually the first birds to find and use feeders put out in gardens, a trait which has greatly endeared them to the public . During summer they feed mainly on invertebrates, but switch to seeds and other food sources during winter when insects are scarce

Nesting takes place in holes in walls and trees, as well as in nest boxes . The female lines the hole or nest box with moss, hair and feathers, and in early May lays 7-12 (up to 16) white eggs speckled with reddish-brown . The male brings food to the female while she carries out the duty of incubation, which can take between 12 and 16 days . Both parents bring food to the young, which fledge after 15-23 days . Just one brood is produced each year
Not currently threatened

No conservation action has been targeted at this species.

Notes are from:http://www.arkive.org/species/ARK/birds/Parus_caeruleus/more_info.html

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-09-07 9:42]

Fantastic shot. Composition is excellent and the colors are superb. Details are sharp. This is great! Well done & TFS!


Wonderful sharpness, great colors and POV. This little guy looks like he has been through a battle!


This is a good picture, Fikret.
Well composed, very good details and nice colours.
Very good work.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-07 11:58]

Belle photo, l'oiseau est très beau et les couleurs plendides. j'aime bien la pose et la netteté.

félicitations pour le Bg.

Hi Fikret,
Nice capture, colors and POV are good.

Merhaba Fikret Bey,

Mükemmel netilk ve renge sahip çok başarılı bir kare. Elinize sağlık. Başarı dileklerimle saygılar.


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  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2005-09-07 14:23]

Very good shot Fikret. Sharp details and excellent composition...he is well positioned in a nice frame... and the clear background shows him off perfectly. They are not easy to capture as they are hardly ever still enough... well done. Kind regards, Vicky

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-09-07 14:43]

Harika netlik ve detaylar. Kompozisyonu da çok beğendim.
Elinize sağlık.

So nice colors!
TFS this lovely composition Fikret

Very nice shot Fikret,
Very good exposure, nicely composed, good colours and well detailed. Good Notes and nicely framed.
Very well captured, thanks for posting

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-09-07 22:08]

Excellent shot!
Very sharp and detailed image, nice colour, good light.

Hey Fikrit,

This is a wonderful shot which has a strong visual impact. Fabulous. Well done

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-08 1:31]

Very pretty bird, Fikret. Sharp details and gorgeous colors. Wonderful composition. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Fikret

Well composed. Good light. Excellent catchlight in the eye, sharp, clear with good details. Nice work. Thanks

It looks like this little fellow was waiting for you to take its picture. The perfect DOF gives you sharp details and smooth background. The composition is excellent and keeps the attention on the subject. Nice natural colours.

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