Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch

Fringilla polatzeki

ML108319051



eBird Checklist S47148832
Lugar Diseminado Llanos de la Pez, Tejeda ES-Canary Islands (27.9588,-15.5922)
Canarias, Spain
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Latitude and Longitude 27.9588, -15.5922 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Observation details

Fringilla (teydea) polatzeki Bird of the trip, even if it's "just" a subspecies (for now). Initially heard a distant song in mature, unburned Canarian Pine forest with fairly dense Genista sp. undergrowth. After some searching in the area, finally found a male singing on a low branch along the other side of the road; unsure if this was the same singing bird. Bird sang almost constantly, moving from tree to tree along the road, giving prolonged, close-range looks. Silent female foraged on ground and low shrubbery nearby, often within ten feet of me. Seemed to eat mostly seeds, but also caught a large grasshopper. Both birds eventually flew off together. Both banded. M: R: Pink, purple. L: White, silver w/ illegible number F: R: Orange, Green. L: Red, silver w/ illegible number

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D7000
Focal length
600 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
1000
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,127KB
Dimensions
2093 x 1396

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