Tuscany landscapes

Tuscany in Italy is well known for its lovely landscape and sceneries (not only chianti). Here are some taken in the province of Siena in June this year.

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Cape starling

 

The Cape starling (Lamprotornis nitens, turkoosikottarainen in Finnish) having a light lunch in Nossob, Kalahari in South Africa.

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.
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Murals in Tuscany

Something clever, something abstract, something countrystyle … Murals in Arezzo and Siena, Tuscany in Italy.

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Common merganser has big family

Last Friday at the southernmost point of the continental Finland in Hanko we met a group  of a common mergansers, also called goosander (Mergus merganser, isokoskelo in Finnish), one female with 17 chicks. One female has typically 8-12 eggs, but one female can gather also other females’ chicks into bigger group. – After enjoying the warmth of the rock they slowly swam away.

[Edit 15.7. at 18:10: I mistakenly identified this earlier as red-breasted merganser. My ornithology friend corrected me, now changed to common merganser. Thanks Kari.]

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.

 

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Neotropic cormorants (and one cattle egret)

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The neotropic cormorant or olivaceous cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, oliivimerimetso in Finnish) is a medium-sized cormorant found throughout the American tropics and subtropics, from the middle Rio Grande in the United States to South America, where it is called by the Indian name of “biguá”. It can be found both at coasts and on inland waters. This bird I photographed in the Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens in Argentina.

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.
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Cats and rats in Bangkok

Carefully painted wall art – graffiti! – in a small alley (soi) of Charoen Krung Road in Bangkok. – Click any image to open the gallery.

 

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Sharp eyes on the beach of Barra

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The ferruginous pygmy owl (Glaucidium brasilianum, ruostevarpuspöllö in Finnish) is the most numerous owl in South America. This small – length 15 cm – owl was sitting attentively on the breach of Barra in Rio de Janeiro.

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.
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