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NZ South Island Robin

NZ South Island Robin
Photo Information
Copyright: Thorsten Mueller (thorstenphoto) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 12] (72)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-18 2:51
Viewed: 4269
Points: 10
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NZ, South Island Robin (Petroica australis australis)

About the Robin (Source Wikipedia)interesting to know

When using the name New Zealand Robin, one might be referring to any of three separate birds, depending on geographic location within New Zealand. On the North Island the New Zealand robin is (Petroica longipes), a completely different species from the other two subspecies. The South Island robin and the Stewart Island robin, (both still New Zealand robins) are (Petroica australis australis) and (Petroica australis rakiura), respectively. These two subspecies, although they could physically interbreed, are not given the opportunity to do so as they are geographically isolated from one another. All of the New Zealand robins look alike, with only small differences in appearance which differentiate the groups. These birds are endemic to New Zealand, and while they are not technically a threatened species, they have suffered from habitat losses and predation by introduced species because of human interactions with the birds’ native environment. Conservation is therefore aimed at protecting what is left of the (Petroica australis) habitat, and reintroducing populations to areas where the introduced predators have been eradicated.

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Hello Thorsten
This is a impressive shot of this little Robin I like the depth of field and the framing of the subject, but the one thing that makes it special is the colors, I don't know if you modified it but it is unusual and beautiful. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Bonjour Thorsten,
Agréable valorisation du sujet sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Love this little bird!!! Cuteness to the Nth degree, love the rich colors.."Robin" gives me a whole new image now! First time seeiing this species..you've captured so well

Hello Thorsten
Beautiful capture of this robin in a very nice pose,great vertical composition,wonderful colos and great sharpness.
Thank You
Best regards

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2012-09-07 3:54]

What a gorgeous shot of this little Beauty. Good capture Thorsten. His eyes are sharp and you show him off really well. I haven't seen any of these up here in the North Island

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