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Jackdaw


Jackdaw
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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: 2010-03-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K20D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 DI LD (IF)Macro, Digital ISO 250, 77mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-09 11:38
Viewed: 2750
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
Species: C. monedula
Binomial name Corvus monedula (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), sometimes known as the Eurasian Jackdaw, European Jackdaw, Western Jackdaw, or formerly simply the daw, is a dark-plumaged passerine bird in the crow family. It is found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa, and four subspecies are recognised. At 3439 cm in length, it is one of the smallest species in Corvus, the genus of crows and ravens. It is a black-plumaged bird with grey nape and distinctive white irises. It is an omnivorous and opportunistic feeder, and eats a wide variety of plant material and invertebrates, as well as food waste from urban areas. The Jackdaw has benefited from clearing of forested areas and is found in farmland and urban areas, as well as open wooded areas and coastal cliffs.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-09 12:05]

Hi Thijs,
Wonderful capture this lovely Jackdaw!
Details and colors are fantastic!
I like black color of the bird o the blue of the sky!
Congratulation!
Horia

I am on my way for a days training in Durban, but had to stop by and tell you that this is indeed a beautiful bird. The shine in the feathers are lovely and the shade of purple even more gorgeous, as it is the 1st thing that caught my attention looking at this super sharp image. 2nd was the cool blue eye against the blue sky. This is indeed a great image, and I can say lots more about it, than I already did. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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