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Moustached Warbler

Moustached Warbler
Photo Information
Copyright: Kuzey Cem Kulacoglu (kuzeycem) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (198)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 400 mm F 5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-27 5:34
Viewed: 2222
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TN seems a little quiet these days, everyone out on holiday? :)
This is a Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon-TR:Bıyıklı Kamışın) from Lake Kozanlı, Konya.
There are three subspecies recognised:
A. m. melanopogon (pictured here) breeds from Iberian Peninsula east to Ukraine and W Turkey, as well as NW Africa.
A. m. albiventris breeds in shores of Sea of Azov, lower R Don and Krasnodar area.
A. m. mimicus breeds in S & E Turkey, Iraq, S Russia and N Iran to E Kazakhstan.
It is either a resident, partial migrant or migrant. Birds from N of breeding range in Europe winter around Mediterranean.
The race mimicus is duller and less reddish & more olive above than nominate, also whiter below, which makes it similar to Sedge Warbler (A. schoeniclus).
It breeds in low aquatic vegetation, especially reedbeds, but also rush stands, sedges, bushes and tamarisks.
It is a rather secretive bird but sing out in the open in spring.

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Ciao Kuzey, great capture of nice singing bird, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

A truly professional capture, Kuzey.
The bird in its singing posture looks beautiful.
TN by and large has been a 'quiet' place for quite some time.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-27 17:01]

Hi Kuzey,i can hear its voice,the pic is so real....ehehe...great capture of this warbler,impressive sharpness,bright colors and great timing too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Top picture Kuzey , sharp , bright colors and excellent eye contact.

Thanks for sharing.


Very nice photo: sharp, active pose, nice composition and faint vertical reeds in the background.

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