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Lanius collurio - Neuntöter

Lanius collurio - Neuntöter
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Copyright: Werner Trautwein (gerbil) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 2 N: 34] (196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-11 15:12
Viewed: 4448
Points: 3
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Lanius collurio german:Neuntöter/Rotrückenwürger english: Red-backed Shrike
I think it´s a juvenile or female one. Sorry, it´s not exactly in focus and some branches are in the way.
I´m posting the picture, because for me it´s a bird you don´t see everyday. It was sitting on the back side of a hedge in an elderberry bush, feeling safe. I guess if i had tried to get to the other side of the hedge it would have flown away.
I won´t copy data from wikipedia about the bird, i just want to mention one pecularity about it: it catches Insects or even small reptiles and puts them on thorns in the hedge for storekeeping. So if wou happen to find such treated insects, most probably such a bird is near.

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Very nicely done.
The twig is a bit disturbing, but in nature you can't always have the photo your way.
The focus is good.

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  • Papy64 (78)
  • [2006-10-12 2:54]

Cette première branche me gêne énormément. Je sais bien que c'est difficile...
Bonne journée. François

Hi Werner,
I understand those circumstances that make this photo not technically perfect but I like your notes about this specie that I never have seen before. It is always exciting to see a bird that we don't see often. This is an interesting post. Thanks,

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