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The Colour of Magic &quot;The power to change<br />
To remake anew<br />
To rearrange<br />
The whole wolrd view<br />
The sea is pink<br />
The sky is green<br />
I know what you thik<br />
Is this obscene?&quot;<br />
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(part of a [slightly modified] poem by P.J. Perry)<br />
Title is of course a reference to our great fictional fantasy magician Terry Pratchett (who unfortunately has Alzheimer and has already lost the capability to write on his computer)<br />
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Funny thing, this red Ibis. It has a decent sized and very noticable curved beak, yet while drinking it succeeds in slight camouflage:) Eudocimus ruber,Geotagged,Scarlet Ibis,The Netherlands,Zooparc Overloon Click/tap to enlarge

The Colour of Magic

"The power to change
To remake anew
To rearrange
The whole wolrd view
The sea is pink
The sky is green
I know what you thik
Is this obscene?"

(part of a [slightly modified] poem by P.J. Perry)
Title is of course a reference to our great fictional fantasy magician Terry Pratchett (who unfortunately has Alzheimer and has already lost the capability to write on his computer)

Funny thing, this red Ibis. It has a decent sized and very noticable curved beak, yet while drinking it succeeds in slight camouflage:)

    comments (6)

  1. Living in large colonies the Ibisses are quiet creatures, searching for insects. Only when stressed under attack, they pack en masse to defend the breach and nesting material. Posted 5 years ago
  2. the colouring is stunning Posted 5 years ago
  3. Thanks, Graeme, , yes it is so red, isn't it? I bet it ate a lot of shrimps. It is a very catchy bird! Posted 5 years ago
  4. this is really a stunning picture. never saw one so red.. Posted 5 years ago
  5. Thanks Karin, I shot this one in a zoo, it must be the controlled food chain? Thanks for your comment! Posted 5 years ago
  6. Thanks for your vote, Sunil! Posted 5 years ago

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The Scarlet Ibis is a species of ibis in the bird family ''Threskiornithidae''. It inhabits tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean. In form it resembles most of the other twenty-seven extant species of ibis, but its remarkably brilliant scarlet coloration makes it unmistakable.

This medium-sized wader is a hardy, numerous, and prolific bird, and it enjoys protected status among humans. Its IUCN status is "least concern". The legitimacy of ''Eudocimus ruber'' as a biological.. more

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
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Uploaded Aug 2, 2013. Captured Jun 15, 2013 12:36 in Stevensbeekseweg 19, 5825 Overloon, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 85mm