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A Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), photographed in Amsterdam today πŸ™‚ A rare sight as they’re usually quite secretive, flicking into the cover of low bushes with a flash of their chestnut tail patches.

Even though the white isn’t clearly visible, this one is of the race L. svecica cyanecula (white-spotted bluethroat)



19 responses

  1. What a beautiful bird, well captured!

    May 14, 2015 at 2:52 PM

  2. This is lovely! Great shot, Calee!! πŸ™‚

    May 14, 2015 at 3:30 PM

  3. A beautiful bird, one that I’ve never heard of before — and terrific photo, thanks for this intro. πŸ˜€

    May 14, 2015 at 4:40 PM

  4. Never seen a bird like this – very interesting!! πŸ™‚

    May 14, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    • Thanks Suzy! πŸ™‚ I hope you get to see one IRL, they’re beautiful!

      May 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM

  5. It is so interesting to see your birds. They’re so different from ours.

    May 14, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    • Indeed they are! I feel the same way when watching pictures from your part of the world. πŸ™‚

      May 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM

  6. Hi there! What a gorgeous bird – just love the brilliant blue throat.

    May 14, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    • Hi Mary! Yes, it’s a very pretty little bird. πŸ™‚

      May 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM

  7. Super shot of a really cool bird, Camilla. Sometimes it’s hard to understand the names of birds, but in this case its name fits perfectly.

    May 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    • Thanks Mike! I couldn’t agree more, especially the English names I think.. In Dutch, the names make more sense because they’re often named based on how they sound or look. πŸ™‚

      May 24, 2015 at 4:31 PM

  8. Wow! Just beautiful!

    May 15, 2015 at 1:26 PM

  9. Amazing shot Camilla! πŸ™‚

    May 23, 2015 at 10:55 AM

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