23 January 2017

Eurasian nuthatch or Wood nuthatch (Sitta europaea // Țiclean)

Eurasian nuthatch or Wood nuthatch (Sitta europaea // Țiclean)
Wood nuthatch (Sitta europaea // Țiclean)
Equipment used:
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II
- Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L Is II USM + 1.4Ex

Camera settings:
f/8.0, 1/640, ISO 3200, 560mm.

Distance to subject: ~ 4m

Wood nuthatch (Sitta europaea // Țiclean)

The Eurasian nuthatch or wood nuthatch (Sitta europaea) is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Asia and in Europe, where its name is the nuthatch. Like other nuthatches, it is a short-tailed bird with a long bill, blue-grey upperparts and a black eye-stripe. It is a vocal bird with a repeated loud dwip call.

There are more than 20 subspecies in three main groups; birds in the west of the range have orange-buff underparts and a white throat, those in Russia have whitish underparts, and those in the Far East have a similar appearance to European birds, but lack the white throat. More...
Location: Parcul Herăstrău, București, Romania

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