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pandora 19th February 2014 11:41 PM

An Ibis takes Flight
 

Wee man 20th February 2014 12:37 AM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
Two nice BIF shots.

Floribunda 20th February 2014 08:19 AM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
I prefer No2 Mark with the head and feet showing - but that is a particularly filthy looking Ibis! :(
Could you not have given him a bath before turning him loose?

pandora 20th February 2014 09:05 AM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
...wot, and risk an over exposure? :D

pandora 20th February 2014 09:09 AM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wee man (Post 280346)
Two nice BIF shots.

Thanks Ed. :)

Ian 20th February 2014 12:34 PM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Floribunda (Post 280380)
I prefer No2 Mark with the head and feet showing - but that is a particularly filthy looking Ibis! :(
Could you not have given him a bath before turning him loose?

Is that dirt or is it a juvenile?

The plumage looks OK apart from the colour?

Ian

pandora 20th February 2014 12:42 PM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
I have no explanation for the colour. That's just how it was.

Floribunda 20th February 2014 01:05 PM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 280432)
Is that dirt or is it a juvenile?

The plumage looks OK apart from the colour?

Ian

These birds are great foragers. They frequent rubbish dumps and are becoming pests in suburban areas. The plumage is often this colour due to their foraging activiities, quite often in muddy water. It is known as "stained plumage".
This is a particularly fine example.

OM USer 20th February 2014 04:56 PM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
Nice ones, Mark.

pandora 20th February 2014 09:13 PM

Re: An Ibis takes Flight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Floribunda (Post 280435)
These birds are great foragers. They frequent rubbish dumps and are becoming pests in suburban areas. The plumage is often this colour due to their foraging activiities, quite often in muddy water. It is known as "stained plumage".
This is a particularly fine example.

Thanks Lyn. You are a living breathing Ornipedia ... your knowledge of flora and fauna is awesome. *chr


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