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Colkosari / Cream-coloured courser
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Copyright: huseyin mese (efsus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, 400f5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.7
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-23 23:08
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Points: 20
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Cream-coloured courser
Cursorius cursor

The Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor) is a wader in the pratincole and courser family, Glareolidae.

Although classed as waders, these are birds of dry open country, preferably semi-desert, where they typically hunt their insect prey by running on the ground.

These coursers are found in Canary Islands, north Africa and southwest Asia. Their two eggs are laid in a ground scrape. They are partially migratory, with northern and northwestern birds wintering in India, Arabia and across the southern edge of the Sahara. Some birds also breed in the southern desert regions in northwestern India and Pakistan.[2]

They are rare north of the breeding range, but this species has occurred as far away as Finland, Ireland and Great Britain.

These birds have long legs and long wings. They have slightly downcurved bills. The body plumage is sandy in colour, fading to whitish on the lower belly. The upperwing primary feathers and the underwings are black. The crown and nape are grey, and there is a black eyestripe and white supercilium.

In flight this species resembles a pratincole, with its relaxed wingbeats, pointed wings and dark underwings.

TURKISH: İnce yapılı, uzun bacaklı, kıvrık ve ince gagalı, boz renklidir. Başında siyah-beyaz çizgiler bulunur.
Kanat altı ve üstten kanat ucu siyahtır.
Çöller ve yarıçöllerde yaşar.
Tüm Avrupa'da sadece ülkemizde yaşayan çöl koşarı Şanlıurfa iline üremek için gelmektedir.
Göç döneminde Kıbrıs'ta da görülebilmektedir.

Kaynak : TRAKUS

NOT:Bu kare değerli doğasever ve kuş dostu Ahmet Demir sayesinde, onun yaşadığı Yukarı akpınar köyüne yakın bir mekandaki çöl arazide kaydedildi.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-24 0:58]

Hello Huseyin,
Great to see a new posting after such a long time.
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharpness and details. Nice matching colours. Taken from the best low POV.

Hello Huseyin,
Excellent composition with beautiful pose,lovely colours scheme and great details.

perfect artistic portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Mr.Huseyin,
Excellent environment here.Nice focus on subject.I like this Wader.Beautiful colour with splendid sharpness.Details are outstanding.Great work.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Huseyin
great compo and nice bnatural light, maybe a bit dark
great anyway

  • Great 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-11-24 12:09]

Great picture of this bird! Great qualitty, sharpness, color and deep of field. I like it. Congratulation.

Ciao Huseyn, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-24 13:18]

A beautiful capture of this courser,the pose is magnificent,i like the great plumage and head details on a very soft background.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-25 3:03]

Hüseyin Bey Merhaba,
kuş çekimi harika,elinize sağlık,selamlar..

That the sharpness of the catch, and sweet atmosphere that surrounds this delicate bird, great work, Huseyin.

A big hug from Argentina,
Hernán Bortondello

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