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Pectoral Sandpiper


Pectoral Sandpiper
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-25 18:57
Viewed: 2450
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
North American Range Described as a larger version of a Least Sandpiper, the Pectoral Sandpiper is a medium-sized shorebird with a heavily streaked breast, sharply contrasting clear, white belly, and yellowish legs. The bill droops and is black at the tip, and lighter brown at the base. In flight, the tail shows a dark stripe down the middle, with white on either side. The upper wing has a very narrow stripe. Males are larger than females, and males have inflatable sacs in their breasts, used in courtship.
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HabitatPectoral Sandpipers breed all across the North American Arctic and across northern Siberia at the dry edges of well-vegetated wetlands. During migration, they can be found in fresh- and saltwater marshes, on mudflats, or drying lakes and wet meadows. They winter in South American grasslands.

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good cropping nice colorful image with wonderful species of bird. great lighting and background. thanks for sharing.

Good shot Peter, lovely detail and natural setting.

Paul

Bonjour Peter,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la délicatesse des couleurs et la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-29 0:53]

nice capture!

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