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Discussion in 'Birds' started by StuSimmo, Mar 12, 2005.
Taken recently, just wondering if anyone knows the name ???
Pretty sure it's a Straw-necked Ibis Stu. Really, really nicely controlled highlights in that shot!
Really nice shot. Unusual bird. Beautiful feathers.
Good shot, better looking bird than I posted at the Merrit Shoot site. Better legs, the head, well take a look and you tell me. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Vey nice shot held the highlights well and great color
Don't have a clue on the ID but it is a well taken shot with good detail and color.
WOW, Stu. That is a very unusual bird. I think it is a Blue Man Group Bird........hehehehehehe :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I believe that it is a juvenile White Ibis.
Frank, Stu is in New Zealand...so its not a White Ibis...although its definitely <i>some</i> kind of Ibis! Unfortunately I don't have a bird book for down under...but I'll look on the web....stay tuned...
ok, Frank you are sort of almost right!
Its an Australian White Ibis...not exactly the same as ours.
btw Stu, I nearly forgot to say that is a great shot, you captured the black and white plumage perfectly!
Actually, I may have to correct myself. I think its a Straw-necked Ibis. The Australian White Ibis wouldn't have so much black, even as an immature. Also the Straw-breasted has red legs.
(It helps that I'm Australian and have seen plenty of Straw-necked Ibises and Australian White Ibises - which it still may be)
EDIT: I'm only gloating because this is such an incredibly rare event where I might have been right.
OK, OK, Neil, so you aced the vet and the noob. Don't gloat too much.... :lol: :lol:
Forgetting where this pic was taken, I just blithly got out my Sibley 'Guide to Birds' forgetting that it probably only covers N America....
Good job Neil (I personally think that it was a lucky guess....;-)).
Thanks for all the replies and finally getting an id which was great. The shot was taken at Auckland Zoo but the bird wasnt tagged as far as I could see and I couldnt see it on any of the info boards. I took about 4 shots and I think this was the best for composition and exposure.
Backdoctor, I think your picture definitely shows a more natural environment.
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