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|The Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, which includes the doves and pigeons.|
It is a migratory species with a western Palearctic range, including Turkey and north Africa, though it is rare in northern Scandinavia and Russia; it winters in southern Africa.
The mature bird has the head, neck, flanks, and rump blue grey, and the wings cinnamon, mottled with black. The breast is vinaceous, the abdomen and under tail coverts are white. The bill is black, the legs and eyerims are red. The black and white patch on the side of the neck is absent in the browner and duller juvenile bird, which also has the legs brown.
The Turtle Dove, one of the latest migrants, rarely appears in Northern Europe before the end of April, returning south again in September.
It is a bird of open rather than dense woodlands, and frequently feeds on the ground. It will occasionally nest in large gardens, but is usually extremely timid, probably due to the heavy hunting pressure it faces on migration. The flight is often described as arrowy, but is not remarkably swift.
P.S.The information is from Wikipedia ancyclopedia
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Great job ,ömer . The composition is great a well balanced photo of a bird feeding. The shot is perfectly done in everything you can control, but the the brightness could be better
Hi Ömer, when we look at the legs carefully we see that the bird is mooving at the moment of this shot. Also we can understand that it was not very close. So under all this circumstances sharpness is very good and this is a very good shot , i have no such shot yet on these birds, congradulations
- [2006-07-25 12:46]
nefis bir üveyik.. çok yaklaşmışsın tebrikler...
az biraz keskinlik versen daha iyi olabilir belki..
selamlar sevgiler :)