|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), also known as Hammerkop, Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead, is a medium-sized wading bird (56 cm long, weighing 470 g). The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. It ranges from Africa, Madagascar to Arabia, in wetlands of a wide variety, including estuaries, lakesides, fish pond, riverbanks and rocky coasts in Tanzania. The Hamerkop, which is a sedentary bird that often show local movements, is not globally threatened and is locally abundant in Africa and Madagascar.|
Info from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamerkop
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- [2012-08-03 12:52]
Great portrait of this Hamerkop from my favourite bird park. Fantastic sharpness, details and eye contact. Very beautiful colours, also in the matching background.
Have a nice weekend,
a beauty of a head
great details nice light and beautiful naturel colours
thaks greeting lou