Erithacus rubecula

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 2 March 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Erithacus rubecula (NL: Roodborst / EN: European Robin / DE: Rotkehlchen / FR: Rouge-gorge familier) was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus in his 18th century work, Systema Naturae, under the name of Motacilla rubecula. Its specific epithet rubecula is a diminutive derived from the Latin ruber 'red'. Around 12.5–14.0 cm in length, the male and female are similar in colouration, with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly. It is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa

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Beautiful shot

2 Mar 2013 10:03pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/160 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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