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Specie: Fieldfare
Location: Warsaw, Poland

The Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It breeds in woodland and scrub in northern Europe and Asia. It is strongly migratory, with many northern birds moving south during the winter. It is a very rare breeder in Great Britain and Ireland, but winters in large numbers in these countries.

It nests in trees, laying several eggs in a neat nest. Unusually for a thrush, they often nest in small colonies, possibly for protection from large crows. Migrating birds and wintering birds often form large flocks, often with Redwings.

It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects and earthworms in summer, and berries in winter.

The Fieldfare is 22-27 cm long, with a plain brown back, white underwings, and grey rump and rear head. The breast has a reddish wash, and the rest of the underparts are White. The breast and flanks are heavily spotted. The sexes are similar.

The male has a simple chattering song, and a chattering flight and alarm call.

Date taken: 10.05.2010
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO
1/200s * F/3.5 * 182mm * ISO800

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  • julie08
    julie08almost 2 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thank you Julie :))

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  • casa
    casaalmost 2 years ago

    Attitude! – so nice!

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  • torjoh
    torjohalmost 2 years ago

    A guy with an attitude 8-) Great colours, details, and dof. Wonderful shot Dominika!

  • Thank you Torfinn :)

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  • andy551
    andy551almost 2 years ago

    Brilliant capture !,

  • Thanks Andy :)))

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  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

    Superb capture! Love it.

  • Thank you very much :))

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  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dominika!

  • Thank you :)

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  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely little bird, never seen it before. Beautiful shot.

  • Thank you very much. :))

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Nice.

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  • labaker
    labakeralmost 2 years ago

    we have a bird here in the US called a robin which strongly resembles your fieldfair. Very nice capture Dominika :)

  • Thanks Larry. :) I wish I had more light so the photo could be less noisy.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Cheers!

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