Monday, 14 September 2009

Jabiru

Was lucky enough to come across this Jabiru on Moreton Island while waiting for the barge to take us back over to Stradbroke Island.

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Black-necked Stork (Jabiru) (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)














12 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow! That is one interesting looking bird. In the first shot I thought his head/bill was all black, but in the sun it seems like his head/neck is iridescent green? He reminds me just a touch of our Wood Storks. Lovely photos....

gwendolen said...

Great sighting. They are huge, aren;t they. Very striking birds.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Great series of shots, Neil. The sheen on the neck is just lovely.

mick said...

That's such a great series of photos!

Amy said...

Nice series. Looks like lift-off is quite an ordeal!

Neil said...

Thanks Kelly, Gwendolen, Bob & Cynthia, Mick and Amy they are a beautiful bird to watch.

madahmas said...

Amazing looking bird!

Neil said...

Thanks Madahmas

mapleview said...

It looks somewhat like our herons. You caught a nice series of the bird... Michelle

Neil said...

Thanks Michelle.

Wren said...

I've seen them in zoos, but not in the wild. It's a special treat when you do!

Neil said...

Thanks Wren it is always good to see them in their own environment.