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|For Andreea on her birthday a nice red birdy.|
The Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a medium-sized American songbird. Until recently placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae), it and other members of its genus are now classified as belonging the cardinal family (Cardinalidae).
The Scarlet Tanager, a mid-sized passerine, is marginally the smallest of the four species of Piranga that breed north of the Mexican border. It can weigh from 23.5 to 38 g (0.83 to 1.34 oz), with an average of 25 g (0.88 oz) during breeding and an average of 35 g (1.2 oz) at the beginning of migration. Scarlet Tanagers can range in length from 16 to 19 cm (6.3 to 7.5 in) in length and from 25 to 30 cm (9.8 to 11.8 in) in wingspan. Adults of both sexes have pale horn-colored, fairly stout and smooth-textured bills. Adult males are crimson-red with black wings and tail. His famous red coloration is more intense and deeply red than the males of two occasionally co-existing relatives, the Northern Cardinal and the Summer Tanager, both which lack the black wings of the Scarlet and instead are an olive or brownish hued red on their wings.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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- [2014-05-20 18:55]
Awesome image Mario!!
It is not easy to capture such fine detail when the plumage is so brightly colored like this. Congratulations on an exceptional shot!!
Amazing bird and a superb shot as usual. Perfect exposure,POV and excellent details. Well done my friend,
Thanks for sharing,
- [2014-05-21 0:49]
Another masterpiece. Superb detailed in splendid contrasting colours. Excellent POV and composition.
- [2014-05-21 0:50]
Hi Mario,absolutely perfect and absolutely beautiful! Magnificent capture with great detail and a very bright red despite the dark lights.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano