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Adele Oliver

Community Manager , Vancouver, BC

A Male Red-Winged Blackbrid

These birds with a very distinctive call live all year around in Vancouver close to mashes, wetlands, the lakes and ponds. The size and intensity of red in their patch is directly related to how successful the male is in attrracting a female (quoting my birdbook). The female of the species is not black but heavily striped brown with a marked buff streak over the eye.

Comments 31

  • Tatjana Puc Kous 04/20/2011 20:01

    Proud male! Super!
  • Maria João Arcanjo 04/19/2011 9:44

  • Angelika El. 04/18/2011 20:27

    Ein ganz zauberhafter Vogel - wunderschön, mit den farbigen Federn im Flügelbereich! Hast ihn auch wirklich ganz super erwischt!!!


  • Mark Billiau. 04/18/2011 11:26

    Splendid bird picture !!

  • Pierre LAVILLE 04/18/2011 8:13

    Un bel oiseau +++++++
    Amitiés Pierre
  • Arnica 04/17/2011 19:15

    Na dieser scheint erfolgreich zu sein mit seiner Werbung um ein Weibchen so schön rot wie seine Federn leuchten. Er hat auch schon den richtigen Machoblick drauf ;-))

    LG Arnica
  • Donna Richens 04/17/2011 15:32

    Wonderful capture..very nice work indeed Adele :-)
  • Don Ursus 04/17/2011 10:45

    Great Shoot!
    Lg Urs
  • Lawson McCulloch 04/16/2011 21:05

    A very lovely pose from this beautiful bird.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Fons van Swaal 04/16/2011 18:53

    As soon as I seen it I knew it was yours....
    I remember these birds very well ....
    Nice shot Adele....
    Good week-end..
  • gemblue 04/16/2011 18:14

    Adele he looks like he is posing for you :-) remarkable - and absolutly perfectly shot. Congratulations Adele!
  • Conny11 04/16/2011 18:10

    Klasse hast du ihn erwischt...........
    LG Conny
  • Claudio Micheli 04/16/2011 15:40

    Ottima cattura, bravissima come sempre!
  • Deryck 04/16/2011 11:44

    Stunning shot of this bird. I'm impressed by the amount of detail you got in the dark feathers. Interesting info too
  • Jens Hansen 04/16/2011 10:59

    sehr schöne Aufnahme! Scharf, gute Bildaufteilung und schöner HG!! Well done!


  • Canan Oner 04/16/2011 10:29

    Oh I thought black birds were all in black with an orange beak...This is different and handsome with his mischievous look :-))
    Nice capture Adele....
  • s. sabine krause 04/16/2011 9:46

    he's beautiful and he knows it – just note the self-assertion spreading over his beaky little face while posing for you – an expert model! and he's even giving you his most famous bedroom eyes ; )). what a great shot, adele! an eye-opener for me, as i have never seen this kind of blackbird before! hugs, sabine.
  • viola d 04/16/2011 9:21

    Hmmm, is THIS bird successful with women?:)
    Great shot. Rgds, Viola
  • Majid mehraban 04/16/2011 8:15

    Perfect +++
  • Conny11 04/16/2011 0:32

    Sehr interessiert schaut er drein++++++++++++++++
    LG und schönes Wochenende Conny
  • Leeb Monika 04/15/2011 22:15

    Dieses schöne Amselmännchen hast du wunderbar erwischt. Bei uns gibt es diese Art nicht, ich find siie aber sehr schön mit dem roten Streifen
    LG monika
  • DRAGA PUC 04/15/2011 21:38

    oh, elegant blackbird... well done!
  • Anca Silvia B. 04/15/2011 21:30

    wie hübsch...mag ich...lg anca
  • TeresaM 04/15/2011 21:20

    Un fabuleux portrait de ce beau spécimen.
    Excellente et superbe capture, Adele !
  • Ernst Heister 04/15/2011 20:40

    Der wird mit seinem wenigen Rot dann wohl noch nicht so erfolgreich bei den Damen sein aber vielleicht kommt das ja noch!
    Liebe Grüße, Ernst


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Camera Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens Unknown 6-72mm
Aperture 3.5
Exposure time 1/160
Focus length 72.0 mm
ISO 100

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