Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stitchbird (M) / Hihi - Karori Sanctuary

Some cool names of birds images:

Stitchbird (M) / Hihi – Karori Sanctuary
names of birds

Image by digitaltrails
A nectar feeder named for it’s stitch-stitch call. Karori Sanctuary Hihi fact sheet.

ISO 100, 1/250 sec, 441mm, f/3.5, ev -2/3 – the sun came out from behind the clouds and the bird decided to hold still for a while – got many good exposures over several bursts.

Cropped 1600×1200 out of original, then reduced to 1024×768, gamma boosted to 1.3, no other processing. Looks good at full size too.

names of birds

Image by Nottsexminer
Latin name
Erithacus rubecula

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

The UK’s favourite bird – with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.

Where to see them
Across the UK in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Worms, seeds, fruits and insects.

Tags:Hihi, Karori, Sanctuary, Stitchbird


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