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Collared Flycatcher

Collared Flycatcher
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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: 2010-09-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 300mm EDf/4
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-17 5:25
Viewed: 2207
Points: 32
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Collared Flycatcher
Tr.name: Halkalı sinekkapan

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Ficedula
Species: F. albicollis
Binomial name
Ficedula albicollis
(Temminck, 1815)

The Collared Flycatcher, Ficedula albicollis, is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family, one of the four species of Western Palearctic black-and-white flycatchers. It breeds in southeast Europe (isolated populations in the islands of Gotland and Oland in the Baltic Sea, Sweden) and southwest Asia and is migratory, wintering in sub Sahara Africa. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe.

This is a 12-13.5 cm long bird. The breeding male is mainly black above and white below, with a white collar, large white wing patch, black tail (although some males have white tail sides) and a large white forehead patch. It has a pale rump. The bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. As well as taking insects in flight, this species hunts caterpillars amongst the oak foliage, and will take berries.

Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have the black replaced by a pale brown, and may be very difficult to distinguish from other Fidecula flycatchers, particularly the European Pied Flycatcher and the Semicollared Flycatcher, with which this species hybridizes to a limited extent (Veen et al. 2001).

They are birds of deciduous woodlands, parks and gardens, with a preference for old trees with cavities in which it nests. They build an open nest in a tree hole, or man-made nest-boxes. Normally 5-7 eggs are laid. The song is slow strained whistles, quite unlike the Pied Flycatcher. Pied flycatchers can mimic the song of the Collared Flycatcher in sympatric populations (Haavie et al. 2004).


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Ciao Fikret, great capture of lovely bird under snow, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Fikret,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, very good composition, very good background, excellent lighting.

Hallo Fikret
The Collared Flycatcher is a beautiful little bird with prominent details, and you have captured it well, even more so while in motion. I like the detail of the water droplets all over in the scene very much, just as much as I like the sunshine in some parts of the image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Fikret, you are a magician of bird pictures. I admire the way you set yourself up for taking bird pictures that includes using a tripod and one can imagine the amount of patience and time that you must be devoting on waiting for the right moment and then taking a masterpiece like this one with perfect understanding of the ambient light.
Apparently, the bird is shaking itself free of water and the way you have captured those dispersed droplets of water is sheer magic. This is a priceless image that makes nature photography a work of art.
Proud to be your neighbour today on the gallery.
Thanks and regards.

Fikret Merhaba,
Mükemmel ayrıntı ve netliğe sahip bir ilham image.Great yakalama.
Teşekkürler ve saygılar,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-17 6:25]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Collared Flycatcher, fantastic droplets and details in the feathers. Great timing. Beautiful light and natural colours, nicely contrasting against the dark background.

Hello Fikret,
the moment you captured is superb. so joy full the bird.
technically it is a masterpiece.
sharp, true colour and very well composed.
best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-17 7:41]

Hello Fikret
Excellent closed up ,first and very impress with the light that part a long is a master piece.On top of that the image is razir sharp with amasing plumage details.Colours are excellent and the dark background is impressive.Also excellent timing capturing all those water drop flying in the air
TFS Michel

Hello Fikret
An excellent moment, beautiful pose with superb detail and light. The droplets nicely caught as well. A fine photo
regards yiannis

hello Fikret
super good sharpness with many details
you can see the drops very good
thanks greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-12-17 11:17]

Great!! What a great moment very well captured in this picture. The little drops of water are great. Congratulation. Saludos.

Oh isn't this precious..those droplets..great action shot!! Awesome note too!! TFS!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-17 15:29]

Hi Fikret,the effect of the flying drops is really beautiful! What a spectacular way to show us this nice bird,perfect time of exposure for the best details and natural colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2012-12-19 13:25]

Fikret abi döktürmüşsün yine çok keyifli bir poz olmuş elelrine sağlık. Selamlarımla.

Merhaba Fikret
Fantastic capture of this flycatcher.Great POV and composition,wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.Thank You.
Best wishes

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-12-20 3:51]

Fikret hocam selamlar,
Size özel poz vermiş olmalı ..:)
Keskin detay-renk ve dokular şahane. Kompozisyon da.
Emekelrinize sağlık,

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