with one's nose in the air...
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I have my pleasure to show you one superb bird Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna (male), photographed near by Danube Delta.
Shelducks are significantly bigger and more goose-like than other ducks. They are conspicuously black and white birds, the adults looking as if a big orange band has been wrapped around their chest. Juveniles lack this orange band and have a white face and throat and more brown and white plumage.
This is a bird which breeds in temperate Eurasia. Most populations migrate to subtropical areas in winter, but this species is largely resident in westernmost Europe, apart from movements to favoured moulting grounds, such as the Wadden Sea on the north German coast.
The Common Shelduck is common around the coastline of Great Britain (where it is simply known as Shelduck), where it frequents salt marshes and estuaries.
This species is mainly associated with lakes and rivers in open country, breeding in rabbit burrows, tree holes, haystacks or similar. In winter it is common on suitable estuaries and tidal mudflats as well.
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- [2007-04-21 14:13]
Rara 'captura' :)
N-am avut ocazia sa vad in Delta asa un exemplar.
Frumoase culori insa apare un contur in jurul pasarii (compresia sau sharpness?)ce strica putin din poza...