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I'm As Beautiful As My Song Is..! - Song Thrush - NZ by AndreaEL
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The beautiful Song Thrush with large black eyes and speckled chest to me is a beautiful bird, just like its beautiful song. Nature provides us with a free-to-view window into the world of her beautiful creatures and landscapes every day, but only if we all take a moment to pause our busy day to day lives and take a look. After a long day out photographing natures creatures and landscapes I always come home feeling rejuvenated and energized not only in body but in spirit, mind and soul; Birds are a passion for me, I spend hours photographing them and just watching them. There is so much to learn from our little feathered creatures.
Introduced from Europe between 1862- 78 and now found throughout the mainland and offshore islands of New Zealand in gardens, orchards, parks, exotic plantations, scrub, hedgerows and regenerating native forest. The upperparts are warm brown, buff-white below, with breast boldly spotted dark brown. The bill is yellowish brown with yellow gape, and the legs are pinkish brown. The male song is a loud string of repeated clear-cut musical phrases, each separated by a brief pause: ‘chitty-choo, chitty-choo, co-eee, co-eee….’ The alarm note is a rapidly repeated ‘chuk’ or ‘chip’ and the flight call is a thin high-pitched ‘seep’.
The Song Thrush feeds mostly on the ground, hopping and running then remaining motionless. They eat invertebrates such a snails ( hammered open on a regular ‘anvil’), insects, worms, amphipods, millipedes and spiders and a variety of fruits from native and introduced shrubs and weeds.
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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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Comments

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 3 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • Thank you Barbara for your kind comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • sillyfrog
    sillyfrogover 3 years ago

    Crisp and well titled!

  • Thank you for your kind comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • zumi
    zumiover 3 years ago

    nice shot!

  • Thank you Zumi for your kind comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Terrific capture Andrea!!…Tony

  • Thank you Tony for your kind comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured Andrea!! Love the feather details!! Absolutely stunning!

  • Thank you Dave & Trina for your kind comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

    Amazing close up!!

  • Thank you Colin for your kind comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarover 3 years ago

    He is a beautiful little song bird and your story is awesome. I really like your bird song too …<:)

  • Thank you Bingo you always have such lovely comment and kind words, your support is much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Andrea – I am always amazed by your superb captures – this is just lovely !!

  • Thank you Mattie for your lovley kind comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesnerover 3 years ago

    I believe he is as beautiful! Nice catch!

  • Thank you Robert for your kind comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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