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The Marsh tit

The Marsh tit
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-18 23:53
Viewed: 1997
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't sure if it is Marsh Tit or Willow Tit.

The Marsh Tit Poecile palustris is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae and genus Poecile, closely related to the Willow, Père David's and Songar Tits. It is small (around 12 cm long and weighing 12 g) with a black crown and nape, pale cheeks, brown back and greyish-brown wings and tail. Between 8 and 11 subspecies are recognised. This bird's close resemblance to the Willow Tit can cause identification problems, especially in the United Kingdom where the local subspecies of the two are very similar (there, they were not recognised as separate species until 1897).

Globally, the Marsh Tit is classified as Least Concern, although there is evidence of a decline in numbers (in the UK, numbers have dropped by more than 50 % since the 1970s, for example). It can be found throughout temperate Europe and northern Asia and, despite its name, it occurs in a range of habitats including dry woodland. The Marsh Tit is omnivorous; its food includes caterpillars, spiders and seeds. It nests in tree holes, choosing existing hollows to enlarge, rather than excavating its own. A clutch of 5-9 eggs is laid.Nominate race palustris: Black cap and nape with a blue sheen visible at close quarters. The black 'bib' below the bill is rather small; the cheeks are white, turning dusky brown on the ear coverts. The upperparts, tail and wings are greyish-brown, with slightly paler fringes to the tertials. The underparts are off-white with a buff or brown tinge strongest on the flanks and undertail coverts. The bill is black and the legs dark grey. Juveniles are very similar to adults, but with a duller black cap and bib, more greyish upperparts and paler underparts; they moult into adult plumage by September.

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Excellent photo, you did a great capture with nice colors and sharpness.
Well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-19 5:50]

Hi Pawel,great capture in a difficult light and position too,the p0lumage details are magnificent,great light management too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Czesc Pawel,
bardzo ladne zdjecie ptaka. Super kolory. Udana kompozycja. Bardzo dobra ostrosc ptaka na tle rozmytego tla.

hello pawel
super good sharpness and great details
the colours are very good naturel
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-19 10:47]

Hallo Pawel.
Bardzo ladna pozycja i sytuacja z tym ziarnkiem slonecznika w dziobie.Piekna naturalna kolorystyka z bardzo dobra ostroscia.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Ciao Pawel.
Splendida cattura di questa cincia,grande nitidezza e ottimi particolari,stupendi i colori molto bene lq composizione ,interessanti le note bravo.
Ciao Marco.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-09-20 1:56]

Czesc Pawel,
Good exposure ..
Very fine brightness and soft colours. Good sharpness.
Best wishes,

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