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Picture of Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) bird passing through Northern Norway

January 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Picture of Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) bird
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 6th 2007. Click image for larger view.
This picture, of a snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) bird, was taken back in April when flocks of snow buntings pass through on their way to the breeding grounds in the north.
It looks like their plumage fits perfectly to the environment here in Northern Norway. Sometimes it can be very hard to spot the snow buntings!
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Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

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Tags: Birds · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Snow · Snow Bunting · Spring

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bobbie // Jan 21, 2008 at 12:44 am

    You’re right. Their coloring does seem perfectly suited to the environment. Nice looking bird — and great photo of it, Thomas.

  • 2 Angie Hurst // Jan 21, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Wow! He blends in so well! Lovely capture!

  • 3 Tom // Jan 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Thomas,

    I have seen photos of these from the U.S. as well and always thought their coloration was a bit strange, but now I can see how they are perfectly camouflaged. What an interesting picture…this bird matches perfectly with its surroundings.

  • 4 kml // Jan 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Part of his camouflage for safety – great capture!

  • 5 Nishan Stepak // Jan 24, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Very well done. The bird does seem very well camouflaged.

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