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Periparus ater

Periparus ater
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-10 11:23
Viewed: 1703
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Coal Tit, Periparus ater, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate to subtropical Eurasia and northern Africa. The Spot-winged Tit (P. melanolophus) is sometimes included in this species; this may be correct, but more research is required to determine that species' status.The Coal Tit is 1011.5 cm in length, and has a distinctive large white nape spot on its black head. The head, throat and neck of the adult are glossy blue-black, setting off the off-white sides of the face (tinged grey to yellow depending on subspecies) and the brilliant white nape; the white tips of the wing coverts appear as two wingbars. The underparts are whitish shading through buff to rufous on the flanks. The bill is black, the legs lead-coloured, and irides dark brown.

The young birds are duller than the adults, lacking gloss on the black head, and with the white of nape and cheeks tinged with yellow.

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Hi Tibi,
nice photo of this bird. I like this portrait. Nice composition and point of view.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Tibi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

O specie nu prea des intalnita prin jud. Timis. Astept sezonul de iarna cand mai multe specii de pitigoi ajung in zonele limitrofe orasului.

Ciao Bartha.
Splendida cattura di questo simpatico uccellino,con dei colori molto belli,grande nitidezza e ottimi particolari,bella al composizione complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona Domenica ciao Marco.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-11 4:07]

Hi Tibor,
Lovely photo of this nice bird.
Good composition and natural colours.
Regards Jiri.

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