Yellow Billed Stork Preening
|Copyright: Robin Du Bois (robindb)
|Date Taken: 2008-08-31|
|Camera: Canon 7D, Sigma 170-500mm APO|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-09-04 0:38|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|It must be difficult to do a good job of preening with that long beak. I have usually seen these birds in the water busy looking for food and then it's beak is almost completely submerged, I posted this as more of the beak is shown.|
The Afrikaans name is Nimmersat.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It occurs Africa South of Sahara and in Madagascar. Its a medium-sized stork. Length: 97 cm; average body weight for males: 2.3 kg; for females: 1.9 kg. Plumage mainly pinkish-white with black wings and tail; bill yellow, blunt, and decurved at tip. Immature birds are greyish brown with dull greyish brown bill, dull orange face and brownish legs.
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- [2008-09-04 0:59]
A nice pic of the Stork Preening. We do not get many on TN of the birds engaging in such activity. The BG assists in the subject standing out against it and enables you to show good detail of the subject through the DOF and BG. Well composed pic too.
nice capture! I like the pose of this bird a lot. tfs.
- [2008-09-04 7:28]
New species for me, thanks for that and this beautiful image, very well done Robin.
- [2008-09-04 9:52]
I am sure I have never seen a Yellow Billed before. Love that red face! You caught him at a good moment - I don't think he would be able to reach much further than that.
I don't think this is Harry from the Sunset dam as the former is always busy fishing and has no time for preening.
It's very nice to see his 'brother'.
Thanks for sharing and greetings,
- [2008-09-05 9:20]
Excellent capture of this Yellow-billed Stork preening itself. Great details and beautiful light and colours. Very nicely composed too!
TFS and regards, Ulla