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African Spoonbill - Sunset Flight An African Spoonbill in flight at sunset.   African Spoonbill,Geotagged,Namibia,Platalea alba,beautiful,bird,colorful,fly,free,golden,inspire,lovely,magnificent,silhouette,sunset,wild,wings Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Amazing backlight on this one! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot. I love silhouette photos the most of all, as it captures the back-light, but unfortunately loses the animal's coloring and pattern. It is a sacrifice I am comfortable with so far. Posted 4 years ago
  2. this is very beautiful image.. Thanks a lot for sharing.. Superb Posted 4 years ago
    1. Absolutely my pleasure. Thank you very much for commenting. Posted 4 years ago

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The African Spoonbill is a long-legged wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family ''Threskiornithidae''. The species is widespread across Africa and Madagascar, including Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It lives in marshy wetlands with some open shallow water and nests in colonies in trees or reedbeds. They usually don't share colonies with storks or herons. The African Spoonbill feeds in shallow water, and fishes for various fish, molluscs, amphibians, crustaceans,.. more

Similar species: Storks, Ibis, Spoonbills
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Jan 4, 2015. Captured Jun 30, 2014 16:08 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/9.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO200
  • 229mm