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Clark's Nutcracker

Clark's Nutcracker
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Seleznev (Selmik) (67)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Kenko 52mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Avifauna [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-24 21:29
Viewed: 4248
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Thank You" to Steve Pryor (cuckooroller) for the help in identifying the bird (I did not know).
A bird of the high mountain regions of the American West, the Clark's Nutcracker is specialized for feeding on large pine seeds. Its behavior, annual cycle, and even its morphology are closely tied to this diet.

Large songbird.
Gray all over.
Black wings and tail, with white patches.
Long, stout, pointed black bill.
Size: 27-30 cm (11-12 in)
Weight: 106-161 g (3.74-5.68 ounces)

Sexes alike in plumage, but males average slightly larger.

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Hi Mike,

A very warm welcome to T.N, and what a wonderful looking bird? excellent detail in the plumage, nicely captured in its natural environment, it may be cropped a little to tight, needs a little more space on the right towards where the bird looking, and a few notes would help, other then that mate really nicely done, congratulations and I look forward to seeing a whole lot more, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Clark's Nutcracker

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