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Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-27 12:57
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Points: 12
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This species is one of the largest species in the true finch family. It measures from 20 to 25.5 cm (7.9 to 10.0 in) in length and weighs from 52 to 78 g (1.8 to 2.8 oz), with an average mass of 56.4 g (1.99 oz). Among standard measurements, the wing chord is 10.2 to 11.6 cm (4.0 to 4.6 in), the tail is 7.8 to 9.5 cm (3.1 to 3.7 in), the bill is 1.4 to 1.65 cm (0.55 to 0.65 in) and the tarsus is 1.9 to 2.3 cm (0.75 to 0.91 in). Adults have a long forked black tail, black wings with white wing bars and a large bill. Adult males have a rose-red head, back and rump. Adult females are olive-yellow on the head and rump and grey on the back and underparts. Young birds have a less contrasting plumage overall, appearing shaggy when they moult their colored head plumage.
Its voice is geographically variable, and includes a whistled pui pui pui or chii-vli. The song is a short musical warble.
The breeding habitat of the Pine Grosbeak is coniferous forests. They nest on a horizontal branch or in a fork of a conifer. This bird is a permanent resident through most of its range; in the extreme north or when food sources are scarce, they may migrate further south.
The Pine Grosbeak forages in trees and bushes. It mainly eats seeds, buds, berries and insects. Outside of the nesting season, it often feeds in flocks.

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Hi Razvan,
What alovely and colourfull photo. Nice angle being so low on the ground.
The first time I have seen this species.

Ciao Razvan.
Stupenda cattura di questo magnifico esemplare di pino Grosdeak grande nitidezza e ottimi dettagli splendidi colori,meravigliosa la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Salut Razvan,
Frumoasa captura ta. Culorile penajului sunt foarte bine redate. Vad ca intalnestispecii noi in noua ta locatie. Mult noroc si un weekend placut! (in Timisoara ploua de rupe!)

hello Razvan,
very nice close up of this bird, good colour and great PoV.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-28 9:00]

Hello Razvan,
Excellent detailed photo of this Pine Grosbeak. Taken from a very good low POV in beautiful natural colours.

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