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How beautiful and colorful bird a European Goldfinch is. Despite its occurance in Poland during a year, it is difficult to admire, because of the fact that it is too timid and dynamic. When in herds, European Goldfinches immediately start to fly, just to sit nearby in a moment. Unfortunately, the charm and colors of this bird can be admired only from a close distance, because of its size. It is a little bit smaller than a sparrow. It weighs a dozen grams, with a wingspan around 20 cm.
Last minute news – 07/2014
In an unlikely place, by the busy road, on the apple tree, I managed to take a few photos of the family of goldfinches. Family - as there were adult animals and their this year offspring. Birds seemed preoccupied with the presence of a cat and they gave sounds which I managed to record. It is a pity that the recording was distorted by the noise made by cars passing and the children playing football on the field nearby. After a fairly arduous work on the soundtrack I managed to select the sound of birds. So here we have sounds of goldfinches recorded on my own and some new pictures added to the gallery.
Last minute 09/2013
As it was said in my first comment these birds seem to be the most beautiful while flying.  They show its all colors giving a beautiful, colorful spectacle, especially while flying in a flock. Taking such photos is a real challenge. Goldfinch is half of a sparrow in size, it is much more dynamic and definitely more skittish. They move so quickly and across such areas that keeping a lookout for them is probably useless. One have to go out in the field and look for the places they visit frequently and hide there. But is it possible to take dynamic images of the flock in this way? Pictures of goldfinches added in September 2013 were taken at a much shorter distance, and therefore I have portraits of goldfinches, but unfortunately not in mating colors. The picture of the goldfinch on a fence taken  in May shows the beauty of the bird in the most realistic way. Autumn colors of the plumage of birds are rarely as impressive as in the spring, during the mating season . However, added photos significantly enriched and varied my gallery, although it is not the quality that I would like to achieve, yet.
Last minute news – Turkey 09/2014
If I had had more time, how beautiful pictures of goldfinch in stony-savannah environment would have been taken. The dried bushes, rocks in different colors and the beautiful multi-colored bird. Well, you cannot do everything and not always the time you have is sufficient. But I managed to add a few pictures of goldfinches taken in Turkey.
Last-minute news - 03/2015
The photos uploaded recently might not be of the expected quality yet but I redecorated the gallery as I managed to take some more interesting pictures of goldfinches.
Last minute news – 01/2016 - Thailand
Twice I tried to make photo sessions in the frosty mornings which resulted in shooting a European goldfinches. Each of these two days, despite the multi-layered clothes, I had the strength and endurance to sit less than three hours. Sitting there in dozen-degree frost without moving was impossible for a longer time. Changes occurred in the gallery and new photos are presented.
Last minute news – 06/2016 Mongolia
Last minute news- 12/17' - Tanzania
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Australia - wykaz j.angielski

A U S T R A L I A – introduction text - A U S T R A L I A N    B U S T A R D
News gallery birds:
1.Australian bustard.2.Emu.3.Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.4.White-faced Heron.5.Brolga.6.Green Figbird.7.Zebra Finch.8.Rainbow Lorikeet.9.Pheasant Coucal.10.Australian Pelican.11.Olive-backed Sunbird.12.Yellow Honeyeater.13.Apostlebird.14.Magpie Goose.15.Superb Fairywren. 16.Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.17.Noisy Friarbird.18.Straw-necked Ibis.19.Welcome swallow.20.Black Kite.21.Gala. 22.Plumed Whistling Duck.23.Dollarbird.24.Sacred Kingfisher.25.Masked Lapwing.26.Varied triller.27.Little friarbird. 28.Black-shouldered Kite.29.Laughing Kookaburra.30.Comb-crested jacana.31.Sharp-tailed sandpiper.32.Red-whiskered Bulbul.33.Peaceful Dove. 34.Bush stone curlew.  35.White-throated honeyeater.36.Australian Brushturkey.37.Noisy miner.38.New Holland Honeyeater. 39.Crimson Finch. 40.White-breasted Woodswallow.41.Australian King Parrot.42.Australian Wood Duck.43.Great Bowerbird.44.Little Pied Cormorant.45.Black-billed Koel.46.Australian Raven.47.Spangled drongo.48.Spiny-cheeked honeyeater.49.Willie Wagtail.50.Wedge-tailed Eagle.51.Common Myna.52.Lewin's Honeyeater.53.Eastern Spinebill.54.Chestnut-breasted Munia.55.Rainbow Bee-eater. 56.Blue-winged Kookaburra.57.Common bronzewing.58.Wandering whistling duck.59.Helmeted Friarbird.60.Crested Pigeon.61.Pied Currawong.62.Brown-backed honeyeater.63.Yellow-faced honeyeater.64.Grey-headed honeyeater.65Yellow-throated miner.66.Scaly-breasted munia.67.Masked Woodswallow.68.Hardhead.69.Pale-headed Rosella.70.Blue-faced Honeyeater.71.Grey Butcherbird.72.Australian magpie.73.Black-winged Stilt.74.Whistling kite.75.Black Swan.76.Royal Spoonbill.77.Double-barred Finch.78.Broad-billed Flycatcher.79.Australian Swamphen.80.Brown Falcon.81.Pied Butcherbird.82.White-browed scrubwren.83.Silvereye.84.Rufous-throated Honeyeater.85.Black-faced Cuckooshrike. 86.Red backed fairywren.87.Pacific black duck. 88.Magpie-lark. 89.Red winged parrot.90.Zitting Cisticola.91Cotton Pygmy Goose.92.Pallid Cuckoo. 93.Australian Kestrel.94.Crimson Rosella.95.Forest Kingfisher.96.Australian coot.97.Red-browed Finch.98.Australian White Ibis.99.Australasian Darter.100.Pied oystercatcher.101.Striated Heron.103.Cattle Egret.103.Great Egret.104.Intermediate Egret.105.Sooty Oystercatche.106.Green pygmy goose.107.Brush Wattlebird.
News gallery reptiles:
1.Yellow Spotted Monitor. 2. Eastern blue-tongued lizard. 3.Jewel Rainbow. 4.Sand Monitor. 5.Nobbi Dragon. 6.Saw-shelled turtle.
News gallery mammals:
1. Dingo. 2. Flying fox. 3. Agile wallaby. 4. Eastern grey kangaroo. 5.Common wallaroo. 6.Whiptail Wallaby.
Go to the gallery: A U S T R A L I A – F A U N A

Tajlandia - wykaz j.ANGIELSKI

Thailand-introductory text - Spoon-billed Sandpiper
-new galleries  ( T -text in the information in the gallery, V- voice recording, species names are links to the gallery )
1. Spoon-billed Sandpiper (T). 2.Flavescent Bulbul. 3.Chinese Pond-Heron. (T) 4. Rusty-naped Pitta.(T) 5.White-browed Scimitar-Babbler. 6.Orange-flanked Bush-Robin.(T) 7.Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler. 8.Siberian Rubythroat.(T) 9.Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush.(G) 10.White-rumped Shama. 11.Hume's Pheasant .(T) 12.Sooty-headed Bulbul. 13.Red-necked Stint. 14.Red-wattled Lapwing.(T) 15.Black-breasted Thrush. 16.Dark-sided Thrush. 17.White-bellied Redstart. 18.Hill Blue-Flycatcher. 19.Siberian Stonechat. 20.Grey Bushchat. 21.Asian Openbill.(T) 22.Little Cormorant. 23.Velvet-fronted Nuthatch.(T) 24.Streaked Wren-Babbler. 25.White-throated Kingfisher. 26.Ultramarine Flycatcher. 27.Slaty-blue Flycatcher. 28.Large Niltava. 29.Silver-eared Mesia. 30.White-capped Water-Redstart. 31.Plumbeous Water-Redstart. 32.White-tailed Robin. 33.Black-throated Prinia. 34.Brown Prinia. 35.Rufous-throated Partridge.(T) 36.Lesser Sand-Plover.(T) 37.Kentish Plover.(T) 38.Greater Sand Plover.(T) 39.White-browed Laughingthrush. 40.Mountain Bulbul. 41.Oriental White-eye. 42.Spotted Dove. 43.Paddyfield pipit. 44.Olive-backed Pipit. 45.Yellow Bittern. 46.Black-capped Bulbul. 47.Great Knot. 48. Japanese Tit. 49.Marsh Sandpiper. 50.Long-tailed Shrike. 51.Pheasant-tailed Jacana.(T) 52. Blue Whistling-Thrush.(V) 53.Banded Bay Cuckoo. 54.Gould's Sunbird.(T) 55. Emerald Dove. 56.Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher. 57.Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush. 58.Spot-breasted Parrotbill. 59.Blue-winged Minla. 60.Brown-cheeked Fulvetta. 61.Asian Pied Starling. 62.Yellow-browed Warbler. 63.Little Green Bee-eater.(T) 64.Streak-eared Bulbul. 65.Long-toed Stint. 66.Purple Heron.(T) 67.Grey-sided Thrush. 68.Bronze-winged Jacana.(T) 69.Zebra Dove. 70.Ashy Wood-Pigeon. 71.Giant Nuthatch.(T) 72.Indian Roller. 73.Golden-bellied Gerygone. 74.White-vented Myna. 75.Snowy-browed Flycatcher 76.Spectacled Barwing. 77.Chestnut-tailed Minla. 78.Grey-breasted Prinia. 79.Flame Minivet. 80.Rosy Minivet. 81.Grey-chinned Minivet. 82.Pacific Golden-Plover. 83.Siberian Blue Robin. 84.White-crested Laughingthrush. 85.Oriental Magpie-Robin. 86.Japanese White-eye. 87.Red Collared-Dove. 88.Buff-browed Warbler.(T) 89.Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler.(T) 90.Black-browed Reed Warbler. 91.Blyth's Leaf-warbler.(T) 92.Pallas's leaf-Warbler.(T) 93.Malaysian Pied Fantail. 94.Eyebrowed Thrush. 95.Brown Shrike. 96.Grey-backed Shrike. 97.Pied Shrike-babbler. 98.Chestnut-fronted Shrike-Babbler. 99.Black Drongo. 100.Ashy Drongo. 101.Bronzed Drongo. 102.Black-winged Cuckooshrike. 103.Brahminy Kite. 104.Black-winged Kite.(T) 105.Pied Bushchat. 106. Grey-headed flycatcher. 107.Common Tailorbird. 108.Asian Emerald Cuckoo. 109.Plaintive Cuckoo. 110.Black-capped Kingfisher. 111.White-gorgeted Flycatcher. 112. Rufous-bellied Niltava. 113.Little Spiderhunter. 114.Racket-tailed Treepie. 115.Black-collared Starling. 116.Arctic Warbler. 117.Golden-fronted Leafbird. 118.Orange-bellied Leafbird. 119.Stripe-breasted Woodpecker. 120.Grey-capped Woodpecker. 121.Lesser Whistling-Duck. 122.Chestnut-vented Nuthatch. 123.Mountain Tailorbird. 124.Greater Spotted Eagle.(T) 125.Ashy Woodswallow. 126.Blue-throated Barbet.(T) 127.Lineated Barbet.(T) 128.Coppersmith Barbet.(T) 129.Dark-backed Sibia. 130.Pallas's Grasshopper-Warbler.(T) 131.Pink-necked Green-Pigeon. 132.Oriental Reed-Warbler. 133.White-crowned Forktail. 134.Baya Weaver. 135.Maroon Oriole. 136.Black-hooded Oriole. 137.Jungle Crow. 138.Blue-tailed Bee-eater.(T)
Changes in birds galleries: 1. Curlew Sandpiper. 2.Red-whiskered Bulbul. 3.Spotted Redshank. 4.Intermediate Egret. 5.Little Egret. 6.Red-rumped Swallow. 7.Black Kite. 8.Eurasian Curlew.(T) 9.Common Myna. 10.Scaly-breasted munia 11.Blue rock -thrush. 12.Steppe Eagle.(T) 13.Black-tailed Godwit.14.Black-winged Stilt.
Reptiles-new gallery : Water Monitor.(T)
Mammals-new galleries : 1.Dusky Leaf Monkey. 2.Rhesus Macaque. 3.Siberian Chipmunk.
Go to the gallery : THAILAND - FAUNA

Mongolia - wykaz j.ANGIELSKI

Mongolia - introductory text - Pallas's sandgrouse
Birds-new galleries:
1. Pallas's Sandgrouse (T,V),2.Himalayan Vulture (T)3.Pallas's Sea-Eagle.(T)4.Demoiselle Crane(T).5.Upland Buzzard (T). 6.Siberian Scoter (T).7.Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush (T).8.Saker falcon.9.Golden Eagle.10.Azure Tit (T,V).11.Horned Lark  (T,V).12.Red-billed Chough (T,V).13.Mongolian Lark (T).14.Mongolian Herring Gull (T,G).15.Bar-headed Goose (T, V).16.Amur Falcon (T,V).17.Rock Sparrow (T,V).18.Pine Bunting (T,V).19.Desert Wheatear (T,V).20. Merlin (T).21.Isabelline Shrike (T).22.White-crowned Penduline-Tit (T,V). 23.Oriental plover (T). 24.Citrine wagtail (T). 25.Greater Sand Plover (T).26.Red-crested pochard (T).27.Daurian redstart (T).28.Eastern marsh harrier (T).29.Swan Goose (T).30.Dusky Warbler.31.Taiga Flycatcher.32.Pacific Swift.33.Thick-billed warbler. 34.Asian brown flycatcher.35.Daurian jackdaw.36. Richard's Pipit. 37.Garganey.
Mamals-new galleries:
1. Przewalski's Horse (T). 2.Long-tailed ground squirrel (T,V). 3.Mongolian gazelle (T).4. Corsac fox (T).5.Bactrian camel (T).6.Yak (T).7.Bobak Marmot (T).8.Mongolian Pika.
Reptile-new galleries:
1. Variegated toadhead agama. 2. Steppes Ratsnakes (T).
Changes in birds galleries:
1.Cinereous Vulture (T) 2.Black Kite (T,V).3.Buff-browed Warbler(T,G).4.Olive-backed Pipit (T,V).5.Litle Stint (T).6.Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler (T).7.Eurasian Hobby(T).8.Siberian Rubythroat (T,V).9.Carrion Crow (T,V).10.Pallas's Leaf Warbler (T).11.Black-winged Stilt. 12.Ruddy Shelduck (T).13.Kentish Plover (T).14.Grey Heron (T).15.Eurasian Hoopoe(T).16.Griffon vulture (T).17.Arctic Warbler.18.Common swift.19.Common Shelduck.20.Whooper swan.21.Bearded vulture(T).22.Lesser Short-toed Lark.23.Steppe eagle.24. Horned grebe.25.White-winged Tern.26.Pied avocet.27.Isabelline wheatear. 28.Ruddy turnstone.29.Cormorant.30.Northern Wheatear.31.Common goldeneye.32.Common redshank. 33.Eurasian Tree Sparrow.
Go to the gallery: MONGOLIA - F A U N A      MONGOLIA SLIDESHOW

TANZANIA- j.angielski

TANZANIA XII/17’- introductory text- Kori Bustard.

1. Kori Bustard (T). 2. Secretary-bird (T). 3. Rüppell's Vulture (T). 4. Red-billed Firefinch (V). 5. Yellow-necked Spurfowl (T). 6. White-bellied Bustard (V). 7. Blue-capped Cordonbleu. 8. Von der Decken's Hornbill (V). 9. Eastern Double-collared Sunbird (T,V) 10. Yellow-collared Lovebird (T,V). 11.Lappet-faced Vulture (T). 12. Superb Starling. 13. Pallid Harrier (T). 14.Silvery-cheeked Hornbill. 15.Crowned Lapwing (V). 16.White-necked Raven (T). 17.Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (T).18.Double-banded Courser. 19.Gray-headed Silverbill. 20.Cape Teal. 21.Augur Buzzard. 22.Marabou Stork (T). 23.Red-and-yellow Barbet. 24.Red-necked Francolin (T). 25.Cape Robin-Chat (T,V ). 26.Yellow-billed Oxpecker. 27.Greater Flamingo (T). 28.Lesser Flamingo(T,V ) 29.Tawny Eagle. 30.Southern Ground-Hornbill. 31.Yellow-bellied Waxbill (V). 32.White-headed Buffalo-Weaver(V). 33.Hildebrandt's Starling (V). 34.Nubian Woodpecker. 35.Capped Wheatear. 36.African Spoonbill. 37.White-browed Sparrow-Weaver (V). 38.African Silverbill. 39.Verreaux's Eagle-Owl. 40.Rufous-crowned Roller. 41.Fischer's Sparrow-Lark. 42.Gray-breasted Francolin (T,V). 43.Hildebrandt's Francolin (T). 44.Yellow-throated Sandgrouse (T). 45.Golden-winged Sunbird (T,V). 46.Northern Red-billed Hornbill (V). 47.Black-breasted Snake-Eagle. 48.African Gray Hornbill. 49. Pied Crow (V). 50.Kenya Rufous Sparrow. 51.Collared Pratincole. 52.Purple Grenadier. 53.Senegal Lapwing. 54.Usambiro Barbet (V). 55. Bronze Sunbird. 56.Coqui Francolin (T). 57.White-browed Robin-Chat (V). 58.Three-banded Courser. 59. Gray-headed Social-Weaver. 60.Hooded Vulture (T). 61. Rufous-tailed Weaver (V). 62.Pygmy Falcon. 63.White-browed Coucal. 64.White-throated Bee-eater. 65.Handsome Francolin (T). 66.Long-toed Lapwing. 67. Fischer's Lovebird  (T,V) 68.Speckle-fronted Weaver. 69.Slender-tailed Nightjar (T). 70.Rosy-throated Longclaw. 71.Buff-crested Bustard. 72.Grey-headed Kingfisher. 73.Brown-backed Woodpecker(T). 74.Black-faced Sandgrouse (T). 75.Spotted Morning-Thrush. 76. Green-winged Pytilia. 77.Common Waxbill. 78.Heuglin's white-eye (T). 79.Red-fronted Barbet. 80.Red-cheeked Cordonbleu. 81. Namaqua Dove. 82. Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater. 83.Montagu's Harrier (T). 84.Schalow's Turaco (V). 85.White-rumped Shrike. 86.Garden Bulbul (V). 87.Streaky Seedeater (T). 88. Dark Chanting-Goshawk. 89. Ashy Starling. 90.Thick-billed Seedeater. 91.Gray-backed Fiscal (V). 92. Magpie Shrike (V). 93.Rueppell's Starling. 94. Gull-billed Tern. 95. Mourning Collared-Dove. 96.African Pipit. 97.White-bellied Go-away-bird (V). 98.Mariqua Sunbird. 99. Short-tailed Lark. 100.Black-bellied Bustard (V). 101. Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler (T,V).102. Dusky Turtle-Dove. 103.Beautiful Sunbird. 104. Abyssinian Scimitar-bill. 105. Blue-naped Mousebird. 106.Martial Eagle (T). 107.Black Crake. 108. Pink-backed Pelican. 109. Red-capped Lark. 110. Lesser Masked-Weaver. 111.Baglafecht Weaver. 112.Knob-billed Duck. 113.Ovampo Sparrowhawk. 114.Rufous-naped lark (V). 115.Winding Cisticola (V). 116. Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver. 117.Ethiopian Boubou (T). 118.White-breasted Cormorant. 119.Little Sparrowhawk.120.Red-collared Widowbird. 121.Grey-hooded Gull. 122.Great Spotted Cuckaoo. 123.Silverbird. 124.Gray Kestrel. 125.Hottentot Teal. 126.Black-lored Babbler. 127.Vitelline Masked-Weaver. 128. Black-necked Weaver. 129.Chestnut Sparrow.130.Schalow's Wheatear. 131.Mountain Thrush (T). 132.Eastern Chanting-Goshawk (V). 133.Mountain-Greenbul (T). 134.Ashy Flycatcher. 135.White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher. 136.Abdim's Stork. 137.Long-tailed Fiscal. 138.African Dusky Flycatcher.  139.Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill. 140.Lilac-breasted Roller.141.Arrow-marked Babbler.
1. African savanna elephant (T). 2. Leopard (T). 3.Lion (T). 4.Yellow baboon (V). 5.Black-backed jackal. 6.Cheetah(T). 7.Spotted hyena(V). 8.Grant's zebra (V). 9.Kirk's dik-dik10. Hartebeest. 11.Common hippopotamus (V).12.Common eland. 13.Blue wildebeest. 14. Blue monkey. 15.Bush hyrax. 16. Bat-eared fox. 17. Grant's gazelle. 18.Bohor reedbuck. 19.Sassaby.  20.African golden wolf. 21.Common dwarf mongoose. 22.Bushy-tailed Mongoose. 23.Thomson's gazelle. 24.Klipspringer. 25.Egyptian mongoose.
1. Nile monitor. 2. Mwanza flat-headed rock.  3. Southern Long Tailed Lizard.  
1. White-b
acked Vulture (V). 2.Long-crested Eagle (V). 3. Black-headed Heron. 4.Red-billed Oxpecker (T). 5. Helmeted Guineafowl (T,V). 6. Little Bee-eater. 7. Blacksmith Lapwing. 8. African Jacana.  9.African Paradise-Flycatcher (V). 10. Yellow-billed Kite (T). 11.Palm-nut Vulture. 12.Spur-winged Goose. 13. Bateleur.14. Little Egret (V). 15. Brown Snake-Eagle. 16.Glossy Ibis (T). 17.Brown-crowned Tchagra. 18. Chinspot Batis. 19. African Hoopoe (T,V) 20.Spotted Thick-knee. 21. Sacred Ibis. 22. Black-winged Lapwing. 23.Water Thick-knee. 24. Gray Crowned-Crane. 25. Red-billed Quelea.26. Fork-tailed Drongo.27. Speckled Pigeon. 28.Wahlberg's Eagle.  29.Three-banded Plover. 30. Kittlitz's plover. 31.Wattled Lapwing. 32.Steppe Eagle. 33.Grosbeak Weaver. 34.Yellow-fronted Canary. 35. Squacco Heron. 36.Goliath Heron. 37.European Roller. 38. Cattle Egret. 39. Yellow-billed Stork. 40.Woodland Kingfisher. 41.Lesser Striped-Swallow.42. Great White Pelican. 43. Speckled Mousebird. 44.Red-winged Starling (V). 45.Red-rumped Swallow (V).46. Pied Avocet. 47.African Stonechat. 48.Ring-necked Dove. 49.Hamerkop (V). 50. White Stork (T). 51.African Openbill. 52.Black-winged Stilt. 53. Striped Kingfisher. 54. Pin-tailed Whydah. 55. Southern Fiscal. 56.Black-crowned Night Heron. 57.Black-winged Kite. 58.African Firefinch. 59.Marsh Sandpiper. 60.Laughing Dove. 61.Red-billed Teal. 62.Crested Francolin (T) 63.White-browed Scrub Robin. 64.Striated Heron. 65.White-faced Whistling Duck.  66. Spur-winged lapwing (T,V). 67.Eastern imperial eagle. 68.Common Ostrich.69.Lesser Spotted Eagle.
MAMMALS: 1. African buffalo. 2. Northern giraffe. 3. Common warthog. 4.Impala. 5. Waterbuck.6.Banded mongoose.
REPTILES:1. Nile crocodile. 2. Flap-necked chameleon. 3. Leopard tortoise.

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