A yellow Beethoven

Meet the Yellowhammer. A bright yellow sparrow that can be found on farmland. The easiest way to find him, however, is to listen for Beethoven. It sound like he is performing the first notes of Beethoven’s 5th all the time. Not sure if Beethoven used this bird as an inspiration, but I do hear some similarity. It’s nice to listen to them, they even have some very distinct dialects. Unfortunately no sound here, but just some pictures of this beautiful bird.


Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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