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Rüppell's Warbler

Rüppell's Warbler
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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: 2009-08-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon AFS 300mm F4+1.4TC
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 3:28
Viewed: 2169
Points: 22
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Rüppell's Warbler
Binomial name:
Sylvia rueppelli
Temminck, 1823, Crete

TR.Name: Karaboğazlı ötleğen

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviida
Genus: Sylvia
Species: S. Rueppelli

The Rüppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli, is a typical warbler of the genus Sylvia. It breeds in Greece, Turkey and neighbouring islands. It is migratory, wintering in north east Africa. This is a rare vagrant to western Europe. The name is occasionally cited as "Rueppell's Warbler".

These are small typical warblers, similar in size but slimmer than the Sardinian Warbler. The adults have a plain grey back and paler grey underparts. The bill is fine and pointed and the legs brown. The male has a black head and, usually, a black throat, separated by a white malar streak ("moustache"). The eye is red. Females have a pale throat, and the head is grey rather than black. Their grey back has a brownish tinge. The song is a slower, deeper rattle than that of Sardinian Warbler.

Together with the Cyprus Warbler it forms a superspecies with dark throats, white malar streaks and light remiges fringes. This in turn is related to the species of Mediterranean and Middle East Sylvia warblers that have a naked eye-ring, namely the Subalpine Warbler, Sardinian Warbler and Ménétries's Warbler. Both groups have a white malar area, but this may not form a clear streak in the latter group; above the white, the heads of males are uniformly dark.(Helbig 2001, Jĝnsson & Fjeldsċ 2006)

These small passerine birds are found in thick thorny shrubs. Four to six eggs are laid in a nest in a bush. Like most warblers, this species is insectivorous.

It is named after the German collector Eduard Rüppell.


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Hello Fikret
Fabulous picture with great light and sharpness.
pose of the bird is very good to show its beauty.
nice work.
best wishes,

Hello Fikret,
An outstanding capture with nice play of light and exposure,excellent details and beautiful composition with lovely POV.
With regards,

hello Fikret
super sharpness and great details
i like the BG and the beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-29 8:16]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent photo of this Rüppell's Warbler in great sharpness, details and an attractive pose. Very beautiful colours with a nice contrasting background.
Happy New Year to You and Your Family too,

hay maşallah. model en yakışıklısından. renkler ve netlik harika. fon ve açı da çok güzel. yine usta işi bir kare. tebrikler Fikret Bey. Elinize sağlık.
Size ve ailenize sağlıkla, mutluluk içinde geçecek yeni bir yıl diliyorum. Selamlarımla iyi akşamlar dilerim.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-12-29 9:01]

Fikret hocam selamlar,
Çok güzel bir kompozisyonda, yakalamışsınız ..
Keskin detay ve doğal renkler her zamanki kalitesinde. Göz teması da.
İyi bir haftasonu dileklerimle,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-12-29 9:03]

frankly curious how do you manage to spot this so rare species and capture them so brilliantly, Fikret, .. another 5-stars pic here, .. TFS it, fellow

with my best NY wishes

Merhaba Fikret, Happy new year my friend, great capture of lovely bird on a beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splenddi sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done,my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2012-12-29 9:18]

Harika türün enfes karesi.
Eline sağlık Fikret hocam.


Hello Fikret
Excellent photo, perfectly poised, nice background and good detail. Beautiful light.
regards yiannis

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-02 10:43]

Hello Fikret
Excellent closed up .Good point of view for that sharp image fill with nice plumage details.Also plesant pose from the bird
TFS Michel

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