The marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.
Chilean flamingos live in shallow brackish salt water lakes, coastal estuaries, and lagoons. Their geographic range includes central Peru, and south along the Andes to Tierra del Fuego.
In the wild, flamingos eat algae, crustaceans, brine shrimp, diatoms and aquatic plants. At the Zoo, a special “flamingo fare” (a nutritionally balanced diet with a texture like soup) is served.
SF Zoo website.
Parc des Rapides, LaSalle, Quebec. Great egrets have black legs while white-phase great blue herons have much lighter legs, often yellow. Some consider the Great White Heron a subspecies.
The pink flamingo.
A simple subject, like this little songbird with feathers ruffled on a frigid day – freezing my fingers off was worth it. That’s a bird feeder, full of grains and seeds, to the right.
The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), often called a chickenhawk.
The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Florida is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife photographers. Shot at Port St.Lucie.