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|The Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) is larger than the European Robin at 14˝–16 cm length. Both sexes have a white rump and tail, with a black inverted T-pattern at the end of the tail.|
The plumage of the summer male has grey upperparts, buff throat and black wings and face mask. In autumn it resembles the female apart from the black wings. The female is pale brown above and buff below with darker brown wings. The male has a whistling, crackly song. Its call is a typical chat chack noise.
The Northern Wheatear makes one of the longest journeys of any small bird, crossing ocean, ice, and desert. It migrates from Sub-Saharan Africa in Spring over a vast area of the northern hemisphere that includes northern and central Asia, Europe, Greenland, Alaska, and parts of Canada. In Autumn all return to Africa, where their ancestors had wintered. Arguably, some of the birds that breed in north Asia could take a shorter route and winter in south Asia; however, their inherited inclination to migrate takes them back to Africa.
"The Alaskan birds travelled almost 15,000km (9,000 miles) each way - crossing Siberia and the Arabian Desert, and travelling, on average, 290km per day. "This is the longest recorded migration for a songbird.
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Excellent composition bro.
Splendida a questa composizione con lo sfondo soffuso che mette in risalto il picco culbianco,con un’ottima nitidezza e dei colori stupendi veramente molto bella complimenti.
Excellent composition,great enhancement of the eye and sharpness on focus.
- [2012-05-17 9:41]
Hi Pierre,a magnificent composition and great DOF on the robin,i like this way to take a bird pic,very very good result,i like it.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.
A very nice composition with great dof and bokeh and good eye contact and framing.
- [2013-02-25 23:28]
nicely isolated shot of this wheater in a lively third. The sharpness is so wonderful and the dark eye is so fabulous. Excellent focus and wonderful composition.
Lively presentation, even the small flowers in the background is so useful in your composition.