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|Copyright: alper varon (alpervaron) (94)|
|Date Taken: 2008-08-10|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-06-16 7:24|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Collared Pratincole or Common Pratincole, Glareola pratincola, is a wader in the pratincole family, Glareolidae.|
Pratincoles are unusual among waders in that they typically hunt their insect prey on the wing like swallows, although they can also feed on the ground.
The Collared Pratincole is a bird of open country, and is often seen near water in the evening, hawking for insects. It is found in the warmer parts of Europe, southwest Asia and Africa. Its 24 eggs are laid on the ground. It is migratory, wintering in tropical Africa, and is rare north of the breeding range.
It is 2428 cm long with a 6070 cm wingspan. It has short legs, long pointed wings, a long forked tail, and a short bill, which is an adaptation to aerial feeding. The back and head are brown, and the wings are brown with darker flight feathers. The belly is white. The underwings are chestnut, but look dark below.
Very good views are needed to distinguish this species from other pratincoles, such as the Black-winged Pratincole and the Oriental Pratincole, which may occur in its range. The latter species also has a chestnut underwing, but is shorter-tailed.
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- [2009-06-16 8:37]
nice capture and moment!
good sharpness and great colors.
I like the blur BG almost in the color of the bird, and the unlucky grasshopper.
- [2009-06-16 9:27]
buen foco y fino pov,
- [2009-06-16 10:11]
Beautiful picture this is!!
a nice moment you have captured.
a very nice shot with a catch. nicely executed image, tfs!
- [2009-06-17 6:29]
yummy, itīs grasshopper for lunch today. *g* excellent catch and capture with terrific details and great sharpness - especially
on the birdīs plumage. nice low pov and a perfect blurred background making the pratincole really stand out.
well done & best wishes, thor.
Bonusuyla enfes bir kare ellerinize sağlık.
Grea details and good clarity.