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Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/6.3
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-27 16:45
Viewed: 1208
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small American sparrow. It is the only widely accepted member of the genus Passerculus. Comparison of mtDNA NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 and 3 sequences indicates that the Ipswich Sparrow, formerly usually considered a valid species (as Passerculus princeps), is a well-marked subspecies of the Savannah Sparrow, whereas the southwestern Large-billed Sparrow should be recognized as distinct species (Passerculus rostratus).

The common name comes from Savannah, Georgia, where one of the first specimens of this bird was collected.

These birds forage on the ground or in low bushes; particularly in winter they are also found in grazed low-growth grassland. They mainly eat seeds, but also eat insects in the breeding season. They are typically encountered as pairs or family groups in the breeding season, and assemble in flocks for the winter migration. The flight call is a thin seep.
Sensu lato, the Savannah Sparrow is considered a threatened species by the IUCN. The song is mixture of chirps and trills.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Hello Mario,
Magnifique capture. Superbe instantané !
Mes compliments et merci du partage.

Hello Mario!
Great action shot of Savannah Sparrow. Excellent sharpness and details and a splendid background. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

  • Great 
  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-05-03 15:25]

Thanks Mario ... You do not know how this beautiful photograph was good for my soul. My little family, almost tiny, is very sad. My Mom is dying in a hospital room. April 21 was his 77th birthday ... Tonight, I be in hospital relieving my younger brother just at midnight.

Seeing this Passerculus sandwichensis, her sweet gaze and their extended about to take flight wings; suddenly; I felt represented my mother ... the eye candy; peeling off this tree of life; to fly to the very top; seeking refuge from the hands of God, our Lord ...

Dude, in the days when my mommy say goodbye to this land; I'll remember your photo ... an eternal spirit flying towards the sun.

Hernán Bortondello

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