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03-28-2017, 11:36 PM   #5626
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The Goliath Heron Ardea goliath found in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

what a long necked bird, this is not its best pose but I got what I got. I think this might be a juvenile

"It is the largest heron in the world, standing at 1,50 metre tall. . . . Juveniles resemble adults, but they are duller.Goliath Heron are passive hunters. They may stand motionlessly about an hour, adopting tall posture for better visual appreciation. Prey struggles violently. Goliath Heron stabs to the fish’s gill region, to stun it. At this time, it may loose its prey, due to harassment by other fish predators. But only African Fish Eagles (Haliaeetus vocifer) are able to take fish away from Goliath Heron. These raptors may be a potential threat for the heron itself."

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Crowned crane, in a rehab facility.
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I do not have an identification for this bird, photographed at a small zoo. Scan from a chrome.
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Last day with the otter. I went through the ice , and had to change everything, went back and went in over my ankles, I think the ice conditions to get otter shots are probably done for this year. doh

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
I do not have an identification for this bird, photographed at a small zoo. Scan from a chrome
I believe that is a sunbittern. Here is one photographed at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tmlawes Quote
I believe that is a sunbittern. Here is one photographed at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD.
Looks like a perfect match. It's a bird totally unknown to me. The name "sun bittern" rings no familiarity whatsoever.

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One from the local river park yesterday.
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You know the sperm whale is there, but nothing of the animal itself to see.
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Red-bellied woodpecker. Look closely at the big, near-white rectangular reflection in the eye. It's my house.
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caught in mid stalk

although this young male looks like it means business, it is actually going into the area where a hippo had disappeared into minutes before. we figure that it was a practice run

This was at the hippo pool in the Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania
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Here's on "caught" on the move, out through the bay window of our dining room. The double-pane thermal window pulls down IQ even without the deer running far faster than my ability to change the ISO, but it certainly shows why they're called "white tail deer." And one quickie before she took off running.
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