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First Firecrest on TN


First Firecrest on TN
Photo Information
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: 2007-12-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax fa*4,5 300mm if ed, Digital ISO 400, 67mm B+W Skylight KR1,5
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-20 15:44
Viewed: 3075
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Regulidae
Genus: Regulus
Species: R. ignicapillus
Binomial name: Regulus ignicapillus

Thanks Ivan (Argus) for correct ID

The Firecrest, Regulus ignicapillus, is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. It breeds in most of temperate Europe, north Africa and Madeira. It is partially migratory, with northern and eastern birds wintering south of the breeding range. In winter it is often found with tit flocks.

This is the second smallest European bird at 9 to 10cm. It is greenish above and has whitish underparts. It has two white wingbars, a black eye stripe and a white supercilium. It has a crest, orange in the male and yellow in the female, which is displayed during breeding, and gives rise to the English name for the species. This is a restless species, constantly on the move as it searches for insects, and frequently hovering. It resembles the Goldcrest, but its bronze shoulders and strong face pattern are distinctive.

Firecrests on Madeira, previously treated as a subspecies R. i. madeirensis, are now treated as a distinct species Madeira Firecrest Regulus madeirensis; it has a shorter supercilium, duller orange crest and a longer bill.


Das Sommergoldhähnchen (Regulus ignicapillus) ist eine Vogelart aus der Familie der Goldhähnchen (Regulidae).

Beschreibung :

Wie auch das Wintergoldhähnchen gehört das Sommergoldhähnchen zu den kleinsten Vögeln Europas. Es ist etwa 9 cm lang und wiegt nur zwischen vier und sechseinhalb Gramm. Es hat eine Spannweite von 13 bis 16 cm. Auch im Aussehen ähnelt das Sommergoldhähnchen dem Wintergoldhähnchen, es hat einen gelbgrünen Rücken, der Bauch ist weißlich grau, die Flügel sind dunkler und haben zwei weiße Flügelbinden. Das beste Unterscheidungsmerkmal zum Wintergoldhähnchen ist der weiße Überaugenstreif, der die Art insgesamt etwas bunter erscheinen lässt als das Wintergoldhähnchen. Der schwarze Streifen über dem Überaugenstreif ist ebenfalls etwas ausgeprägter. Die Geschlechter sehen fast gleich aus, einzig der Scheitelstreifen des Männchens ist eher orange, während der des Weibchens eher gelb ist. Die Stimme ist meisenartig, ein leises "sisisisi" auf einer Höhe.

"More German notes"


Het vuurgoudhaantje (Regulus ignicapillus) is een zangvogel uit de familie van zangers van de Oude Wereld (Sylviidae). Ze worden slechts 9 cm groot.

In het Europese binnenland komen vuurgoudhaantjes vooral in de zomer voor. Ze overwinteren aan de Zuidwest-Europese kusten en westelijk Middellandse Zeegebied.

"Sound and more Dutch notes"

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Hi Thijs,
What a splendid shot too, stunning colours and the detail in the plumage is just beautiful, really nice eye catch, and well framed, all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hello Thijs
A great capture of cute and very beautiful Regulus regulus. You managed to capture this small bird with a great result. Sharp details, great composition and POV. Its characteristics visible very nicely. Greetings, well done
Ahmet

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-20 22:18]

Hi Thijs,

Nice portret of this lovely bird. I like the colors of yourphoto as well as the look of the bird itself. Good image quality and nice composition give a very positive atmosphere to the photo.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

Hallo Thijs,
goede opname van een klein en moeilijk te fotograferen goudhaantje, complimenten.
Kom ook eens bij mij kijken als je wilt.


groet Gert

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-20 23:33]

Ha Thijs,

Een fraaie opname met goede kleuren en hij zit perfect tussen het groen van de heg,ik zie ze hier ook wel tussen de dennenbomen,maar nog niet gelukt dit kleine en snelle vogeltje te verassen,

Paul

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-21 3:04]
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Hello Thijs,
This is an excellent capture of this very active little bird.
Not only that, you have captured a bird that I long to photograph, the FIRECREST (regulus ignicapillus) not the Goldcrest.
The difference you can see in this sharp and well composed image. The Goldcrest does not have a white eyebrow and has no black streak going through the eye.
Well done my friend and thanks for sharing this fine image that can be first for the species on TN!
Ivan


:D later

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2008-02-21 11:22]

Hi Thijs,
Ik denk dat Ivan gelijk heeft hoor, kijk maar op ivnvechtplassen. Maar het is wel super hoor, ze zijn zo klein en zo druk etc. dat je echt geduld en geluk moet hebben.
Door het mooie licht heeft het verenpak een prachtige glans en kleuren.
fijne avond
Paula

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-21 19:22]

Precious shot Thijs, this is such a fast bird, congratulations! You captured this tiny thing with amazing details and nice exposure. To see it lost amidst the leaves of the tree is its natural habitat, flying from one branch to the other without stopping. Thanks for the nice picture,

Francine

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-22 6:18]

Hi Thijs,
Nice composition!
Good capture of this little bird!
Nice colors!
TFS
Ena

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-22 17:10]

Hola Thijs.
Well a new bird here eh? and what a nice photo to meet him. Excellent sharpness and colorful photo. Nice pose too.
Your note is very interesting for me too.
Your friend
Luis52.

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