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Saddle-billed Stork


Saddle-billed Stork
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Copyright: Henk van Dyk (henkv) (67)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-23 20:16
Viewed: 5445
Points: 6
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This is another pic of the Saddle-billed Stork

ps, in case you missed the first one

One of the tallest species of storks is the Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, which stands up to 58 in. high. It has a large crimson bill with a black band and a triangular yellow frontal shield (or saddle), and has black legs with reddish joints. The overall coloring is black and white--the head, neck, tail and wing-coverts black, the remaining plumage and the flight feathers white. It breeds in sub-Saharan Africa, generally by rivers. The large nest is built of sticks in the tops of tall trees. It lays one egg. It feeds on grasshoppers, fish, frogs and lizards.

Storks differ from other birds in that they have no muscles in their voice boxes. They communicate by rattling their bills. They are all strong flyers and alternately flap and glide across the sky. Fossil records date storks back some 50 million years, making them an ancient group of birds.

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Hallo Henk
Dit is nou sowaar 'n mooi foto. Alles is mooi duidelik sigbaar selfs die oog wat ek gister van melding gemaak het. As dit wat ek gelees het korrek is, is hierdie dan 'n mannetjie. Ek hou regtig van die verskeidenheid van kleure van die water voël, nie net op die snawel nie, maar ook in die vere. Die blink in die oog wat jy vasgevang het, wys mooi duidelik uit, en ek hou van die loop aksie met die een poot in die lug. Op die manier lyk dit nie net of hy vir jou geposeer het nie. Dankie vir 'n mooi foto. Lekker dag.
Anna

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-11-24 1:07]

Hola Henk.
Interesante captura,
pov y compo. magníficas
original especimen.
saludos

Hello Henk,
This is a very beautiful photo of Stork,well composed,natural colours. TFS
Best regards
Feroz

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