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Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 160] (832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: D3S, Nikkor 500mm f4 VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-17 3:25
Viewed: 3723
Points: 2
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Few birds together in the Djoudj National Park

Yellow-Billed Stork Mycteria ibis
The Yellow-billed Stork 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.

African spoonbill Platalea alba
The African Spoonbill is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. This species is a widespread resident across Africa and Madagascar. It occurs in marshy wetlands with some open shallow water, nesting in colonies in trees or reedbeds.

Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
The Spur-winged Lapwing or Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) is a lapwing species, one of a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae.
It breeds around the eastern Mediterranean, and in a wide band from sub-Saharan west Africa to Arabia. The Greek and Turkish breeders are migratory, but other populations are resident.
These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are medium-large waders with black crown, chest, foreneck stripe and tail. The face, the rest of the neck and belly are white and the wings and back are light brown. The bill and legs are black. Its striking appearance is supplemented by its noisy nature, with a loud did-he-do-it call.

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus in the background
You can see them here

RAW format.
Picture taken at:
GPS Latitude>16,24.6599N
GPS Longitude>16,18.0872W


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-17 7:15]

Hello Michel
Wonderful scene and composition.
Thanks for sharing

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