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1st for TN - Dead Sea Sparrow

1st for TN - Dead Sea Sparrow
: Kuzey Cem Kulacoglu (kuzeycem) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (186)
: Animals
: 2015-06-12
: Birds
: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 400 mm F 5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600
: 2015-08-25 4:19
: 1756
: 14
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Dead Sea Sparrow (Passer moabiticus-TR:Kk Sere) is a species of Old World Sparrow, belonging to family Passeridae, and is a close relative of House Sparrow.
It breeds in SW Asia. There are 3 subspecies:
P. m. moabiticus is resident in Israel and Jordan.
P. m. mesapotamicus is a summer visitor in S Turkey, Cyprus, N Syria and C Iraq to SW Iran.
P. m. yatii, also known as Yates's Sparrow, breeds on the borders of E Iran and SW Afghanistan. It winters in W Pakistan.
It is a small sparrow, about 12 cm long. Male has a grey head, black bib and lores, long buffish supercilium, white submoustachial stripe, yellow neck patch, chestnut median & greater coverts, black shoulders and black streaked brown back.
Nominate and mesapotamicus races have greyish bellies, while yatii has yellowish underparts.
Female is like a washed out, pale female House Sparrow.
It breeds in riverine areas with trees or scrubs.
This male was near it's nest and it was very vocal and active. It's call was very similar to that of House Sparrow's chirping. I spent little time with it in order not to disturb the bird.
Thanks for your critiques. Cheers!

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Ciao Kuzey, congratulations for this first on TN, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6198 W: 89 N: 15305] (64084)
  • [2015-08-25 5:28]

Hi Kuzey,a first time is always a great satisfaction! Impressive capture of this rare sparrow in an acrobatic pose,great sharpness and colors as usual,very interesting post and note.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-08-25 10:38]

Hi Kuzey,
Fantastic shot of a beautiful sparrow. Gorgeous colours,nice pose
and fantastic sharpness details. Blurred background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Beautiful picture of this (form me unknown) sparrow.More colorful than the European.
Sharp and nice compo well done Kuzey.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello and well come to TL:-)
Another lovely male sparrow, beautiful 3-dimension-details and curious eye- expression has been captured BRAVO KUZEY CEM KULACONGLU

nice capture ! we have them here near the Dead Sea and south from there, greetings Ori

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-08-26 14:27]

Hola Kuzey, hermosa foto de este bello Sparrow,me gusta la percha, luz, color, fondo y el moviemineto de la accin, una especie que no conoca...saludos.

Wonderful sparrow and nicely taken. Thanks for showing

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