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The married couple.


The married couple.
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Copyright: Damian Stepien (Kasek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-10
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Europe, Birds of Europe II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-10 6:27
Viewed: 2619
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was tryin to catch the male one since few weeks but it always escaped from me, but now finally I can show you this two beauties hanging out in my garden. This bird is called Carduelis cannabin (english Linnet, Polish Makolagwa Zwyczajna). The one in front is male, the second one is female.

According to wikipedia:
It is a slim bird with a long tail. The upperparts are brown, the throat is sullied white and the bill is grey. The summer male has a grey nape, red head patch and red breast.
Females and young birds lack the red and have white underparts with the breast streaked buff. The Linnet's pleasant song contains fast trills and twitters.
This bird breeds in Europe, western Asia and north Africa. It is partially resident, but many eastern and northern birds migrate further south in the breeding range or move to the coasts.
They are sometimes found several hundred miles at sea.
Open land with thick bushes is favoured for breeding, including heathland and garden. It builds its nest in a bush, laying 4-7 eggs.
This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with other finches, such as Twite, on coasts and salt marshes. Its food mainly consists of seeds, which it also feeds to its chicks.
They feed on the ground, and low down in bushes.
They like small to medium sized seeds: most arable weeds, Polygonums (Knotgrass, dock), Crucifers (Charlock, shepherds purse Capsella bursa-pastoris), Chickweeds Stellaria, Dandelions, Thistle, Sow-thistle, Mayweed, Common groundsel, Common Hawthorn, Birch.
They have a small component of Invertebrates in their diet.

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Witaj Damian,
Swietna para, wykazales cierpliwosc. Lubia takie otoczenie jak ogrod. W zeszlym roku taka para gniazdowala w moich tujach.
Pozdrawiam
Lucja

Hello Damian,

Excellent capture of this beautiful specie.
Good composition.

Hallo Damian,
a very beautiful capture of this pair of the Linnet, good sharpness and marvellous natural colours, very good point of view in a nice composition.
TFS
Have a good weekend
Maurizio

Buen encuadre y un acertado formato Damian.
Creo que no conocía aún este ave, aunque de aves entiendo poco:-)
Saludos y buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi.

Hallo Damian
A lovely couple indeed. I just fancy the reddish chest of the one which surely must be the male. Amazing how the two differ but still seem to have lots of similarities. Beautiful colours captured on both of them. Lovely point of view and composition. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-06-11 13:34]

Witaj Damian,
Ladnie uchwyciles parke. ten gatunek szczegolnie jest mi bliski, poniewz tuz pod moim balkonem corocznie wija gniazdko a samczyk ladnie cichutko spiewa.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2011-06-14 4:59]

Super zdjęcie. Gratuluję
Pozdrawiam

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-16 3:14]

Hello Damian,
such an exciting capture of these pretty birds. the details are splendid and they look gorgeous. I like their pose and the shiny dark eyes.
well composed view in good details.

Regards,
Foozi

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