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Valley of the Kings


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 180 mm
Exposure 1/1250 s, f/17, ISO not available 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Fringillidae

Deutsch  Wüstengimpel Dutch  Woestijnvink
Italian  Fringuello trombettiere / Trombettiere Spanish  Camachuelo trompetero


This Trumpeter Finch sits just near the entrance of Toomb 55, situated in front of that of Tut Ankh Amon and one of the most mysterious toombs of the Valley of Kings. Click on the hyperlink detailing the DNA analysis which showed that the mummy of this toomb belonged to a close, male relative of Tut Ankh Amon, i.e., his father Akhenaten.


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Trumpeter Finch fem or juv
Bucanetes githagineus
Roselin githagine

Jean-Michel PAULUS