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|The blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius) is a species of chat. This thrush-like Old World flycatcher was formerly placed in the family Turdidae. It breeds in southern Europe, northwest Africa, and from central Asia to northern China and Malaysia. The blue rock thrush is the official national bird of Malta and was shown on the Lm 1 coins that were part of the country's former currency. The blue rock thrush is a starling-sized bird, 21â€“23 cm in length with a long slim bill. The breeding male of the nominate subspecies is unmistakable, with all blue-grey plumage apart from its darker wings. Females and immatures are much less striking, with dark brown upperparts, and paler brown scaly underparts. The male of the subspecies M. s. philippensis has rufous-chestnut plumage from the mid-breast down to the undertail. Both sexes lack the reddish outer tail feathers of rock thrush. The male blue rock thrush sings a clear, melodious call that is similar to, but louder than the call of the rock thrush.|
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great capture, TFS Ori
- [2018-04-14 15:42]
Hi Satirtha,a very professional capture of this blue rock thrush,the details and the colors are the best as possible,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Superb point of view, Satirtha.
The plumage of the bird is captured in great detail and that catch-light in the eye makes my day.
Very nice background ðŸ‘Œ
Quite well captured this Thrush. Sharp focus on its eye. Don't use AUTO Mode, if you use. Details look quite well, but you could get better. Exposure looks good.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday
- [2018-05-06 23:50]
I almost missed this excellent portrait of a Rock thrush, so I add my praise belatedly, sorry. You got everything right here, DOF, focus on the eye, background, composition. The rock seems overexposed at first but it isn't. Good note. A beauty you have here, thanks for sharing!
Best regards, Dietrich