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12-16-2016, 05:09 AM   #4831
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While we are onto some Zoo specimens


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Redshanks gliding toward a perch.
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okay, I'll join the flock, so to speak:

I believe this is an immature African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus)
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a whole passel of puffins

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A take-off of terns
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"... tern, tern, tern ..."



(my apologies to Pete Seger and the Byrds)

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
A take-off of terns
How do they keep from terning into one another's paths?

Do they have tern signals?

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QuoteOriginally posted by goatsNdonkey Quote
How do they keep from terning into one another's paths?

Do they have tern signals?
air ternffic control obviously

"maintain altitude"

"You are clear to tern to vector"
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A foraging downy woodpecker.
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testing, testing

balance test - check

feathers all in order - working on it, hold your horses

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My last good image of a spoonbill. Such an improbable looking bird.
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Lovely colors on that one WPRESTO. Breeding plumage? Our version is more bland
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Probably breeding color, especially the skin on the head. SFAIK the adults are pink all the time, if they have the right diet. Juveniles are pretty much all white until they feed on enough of the right stuff and go through a molt or two.
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Thanks WPRESTO- Makes sense. Have not seen many a spoonbill, and they are usually a plain white. But have seen some images form locals where they are more pinkish than usual.
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The spoonbills are pretty much like flamingos. The pink color develops if there are sufficient carotenoids in the food they eat, primarily small crustaceans. I believe this was discovered accidentally when flamingos in zoos turned white after a couple molts in captivity. Diets were eventually changed from standard "Purina Captive Bird Chow" to something that contained the more carotenoids.
White wagtail with a bug.
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