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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: 2012-10-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-31 12:31
Viewed: 3973
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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wonderful scene and great capture of pretty Pine Grosbeak with reddish plumage.
congratulations, Razvan. thanks for sharing. all the best.

Ciao Razvan.
Splendida immagine di questo simpatico uccellino,eccellente la nitidezza e splendidi colori,ottima la gestione della luce molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-31 14:00]

Hello Razvan,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this Pine Grosbeak in splendid natural colours. Taken from the best low POV in a great composition. Excellent DOF.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-10-31 23:24]

O fotografie cu o specie de invidiat! Im-i pare bine, ca aveti timp si pofta de natura, pasari!
Numai bine,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-01 7:25]

Hello Razvan
Nice capture I like that low point of view,once again sharp image with good plumage details.Colours are also very good.
TFS Michel

Hello Razvan,
A great capture with beautiful colors, details & pose. Well composed & presented. TFS & best wishes!


Hi Razvan,
What a beautiful little bird with such striking colours. Great low point of view and details in this image. Excellent note and thanks for sharing.

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