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Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta)


Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 280 N: 4903] (19826)
Rodzaj: Animals
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2017-06-28
Kategorie: Birds
Aparat: Canon 5D Mark III
Naświetlenie: f/7.1, 1/1600 sekund
More Photo Info: [view]
Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
Dodano: 2017-09-17 17:49
Oglądane: 446
Punkty: 8
[Noty - Informator] Notatki Autora
I spotted this strange looking bird perched on a boulder along a small stream while in Tanzania. I had to wait until I got home to find out it is a Hammerkop.

With a long bill and a long crest it's head resembles a hammer, this is how it got its name. It has an all brown body, partially webbed toes, a short tail and huge wings.

SIZE: 47.5-50 cm (19-20 in.)
WEIGHT: 415- 430 g (14.5-15.05 oz.)
DIET: Includes frogs, tadpoles, fish and invertebrates
INCUBATION: Approximately 30 days
CLUTCH SIZE 3-7 eggs
FLEDGING DURATION 7 weeks


For more info on this unique looking bird Click Here

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Hello Ron,
Indeed a strange looking bird....The details are very sharp. Excellent focus. The bird is not shy at all.
Marius.

Hello Ron,
Hammerkop! I have also captured so many but still haven't posted yet. Well focus and well exposure. Although not such eye catching BG (Rocks) but you'll find them sitting on rocks near stream. Details look good too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Week,
Srikumar

Hello Ron
Another precious species You spot.Strange and beautiful. Fantastic browns and accurate sharpness.Thanks.
Have a good days!
JosĂŠ Diogo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5905 W: 89 N: 15012] (62977)
  • [2017-09-18 15:33]

Hi Ron,i don't remember this curious bird,it seems a brown duck but isn't that as i can read in the note. A magnificent capture while it take a break on the rock,and the quality is another time the best as possible,useful post!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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