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Copyright: Parvulescu Lucian (parvulescubio) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 13 N: 243] (1541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Danube Delta
Date Submitted: 2007-04-17 14:43
Viewed: 3503
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Avocet or Avocette élégante in franch (Recurvirostra avosetta), in romanian "Ciocantors" (wry beak) is not a rare bird especially in Danube Delta. Personally is my first seen.
Avocets are easy to identify. The mostly white plumage, marked with sparse narrow black lines, is very distinctive, as is the upturned bill and blue legs.
These birds forage in shallow brackish water or on mud flats, often sweeping their bills from side to side in water. They mainly eat crustaceans and insects.
Their breeding habitat is in shallow lakes with brackish water and bare mud exposed. They nest on open ground, often in small groups, sometimes with other waders. 3-5 eggs are laid in a lined scrape or on a mound of vegetation.

This image is dedicated to a good friend of mine, Cristina Armaselu, because I said many times to her that she look just like this bird.

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nice focus good reflection nice colors good bird expression with the open beak

Uite-l si pe ciocantors. O poza foarte simpla menita sa focalizeze privitorul spre pasare.
Foto= contemplare (din partea pasarii dar si a mea:))

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