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  •  Holy Moley & Wow Oh Wow! (8+ / 0-)

    Spectacular shots! Every one a beauty!That Swainson's and Northern Mockingbird shot is fantsatic. I also love the Burrowing Owl in flight. Have never seen one flying before. That Ferruginous Hawk shot is gorgeous. They're all gorgeous!

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    by Kestrel on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 07:54:38 AM PDT

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    •  Stealing a response from Kestrel: (6+ / 0-)

      They're all gorgeous!

      An incredible collection, tgypsy. Where does a Jabiru live? I recognize all the others.  

      W. H. Auden: "We must love one another or die."

      by martyc35 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 12:37:51 PM PDT

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      •  I'll horn in here and answer (6+ / 0-)

        as it gave me a reminder to look something up from several years ago.

        The Jabiru is a kind of large stork that is native to the New World tropics (Mexico to Argentina). I've never seen one.  However when I was in Australia I encountered a stork that the locals called a Jabiru.  It seemed astonishing that the same species would occur in both places.

        I finally looked it up.  The official name of the Australian Jabiru is 'Black-necked Stork'.  The two birds are both storks with a white body and black neck but are easily distinguishable.  It is interesting that a name from a native American language made its way to Australia!

        "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

        by matching mole on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 02:06:59 PM PDT

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        •  Thank you, MM. (6+ / 0-)

          That is an interesting case of language "travel." I had never heard the name before, so that helps a lot. Perhaps you will get to see a Jabiru of the New World variety on your continued travels to Central and South America. I have only seen pics of saddle-billed storks, such as this one I caught on a screen grab from Pete's Pond in Botswana one time:

          Actually, I used to watch those chimney nesting storks in Europe, too, but they were drab by comparison. People do continue to set up live cams to watch them, though.

          W. H. Auden: "We must love one another or die."

          by martyc35 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 02:27:15 PM PDT

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