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Emberiza schoeniclus

Emberiza schoeniclus
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Sigma 170-500mm APO, Digital ISO 400, 86mm Kood UV
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-01 17:02
Viewed: 2864
Points: 6
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species: E. schoeniclus
Binomial name: Emberiza schoeniclus(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds across Europe and much of temperate and northern Asia. Most birds are migrate south in winter, but those in the milder south and west of the range are resident. It is common in reedbeds and also breeds in drier open areas such as moorland and cultivation.

The Reed Bunting is a medium sized bird, 13.5-15.5 cm long, with a small but sturdy seed-eater's bill. The male has a black head and throat, white neck collar and underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, with a streaked brown head, and is more streaked below.

The familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is a repetitive zrip.

Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is in a bush or reed tussock. 4-7 eggs are laid, which show the hair-like markings characteristic of those of buntings.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-02 3:43]

Hello Thijs,
These are difficult but this is how you normally see them therefore this it is a very fine capture, sharp and in nice colours in its natural environment. It looks as if it is about to feed its young.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-07-02 11:47]

Hi Thijs,
Moelijk shot om te nemen zo tussen het riet verscholen en zo te zien ook met wind.
Mooie pose en compositie met mooie kleuren en scherpte.
gr. Paula

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-03 6:02]

Nice shot friend, as I found them difficult to shoot. You need to really get behind them to shoot. TFS Ganesh PT?/

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