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Thursday, January 1, 2015
2015 2015 BIRDS EYE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER THIS SAGE GROUSE Happy New Year 2015
- North American bird pheasant family.
It is the largest population and the most unusual of Representatives grouse.
in length from 65 to 75 cm and weighing from 3.5 to 4 kg, with the male is much larger than the female.
Sage grouse usually lives near the dense thickets of wormwood shrub in the desert foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Thickets grouse are safe shelter, as well as the main source of food throughout the year.
One condition for a comfortable existence sage grouse is the presence of wet bog-water bodies.
The plumage of both sexes with streaks of gray, brown and white, the lower side is dark.
Tail feathers strongly pointed, being located vertically behind, they differ in the radial direction.
The male's throat is colored black, while the large, white bags craw stretch down to the chest and flank the magnificent "frill" nahohlennoy birds. The next feature of the male - eyebrows yellow.
Inflating the neck, while the male holds the wings fold to these feathers, producing the same sound, as if to lead the nail on the comb.
Rather long tail feathers and sharp, and when at tokovanii tail uncovered and standing upright, they stick out in all directions, as an Indian headdress.
Homeland sage grouse - a steppe covered with sagebrush in western North America, from
to New Mexico.
While the winter it can be found more in the plain, in the summer he inhabits foothills.
In 2000, living on the southeast Utah and southwest Colorado population was separated into its own kind Centrocercus minimus.
The main enemies of wormwood grouse are coyote, bobcat, American badger, and birds of the family Accipitridae.
They destroy not only the masonry, but also juvenile and adult birds.
photographer Zander Yaqui
almost all his time is dedicated shooting nature and its inhabitants.
From childhood he loves nature and enjoys photography began with 17 years.
"Honey, it's not what you think."
Almost a touchdown.
Female Travyanka River.
Great White Egret.
"Hey, did you stop me from being photographed!"
"Get out of my branches."
As if a smile ...
"You think I will not get caught?"
Up in the air.
Female Travyanka River.
Great reed warbler.
Common Tern with a catch.
Time for lunch.
Flamingo. It seems Siamese twins :)
"Who delicious?" (Great Tit)
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