(6) Final “false mounting” episode, the dominant bird lifting up one leg, its weight causing the bill of the submissive bird to touch the ground

(6) Final “false mounting” episode, the dominant bird lifting up one leg, its weight causing the bill of the submissive bird to touch the ground
Species: Hamerkop   Scopus umbretta
Subspecies: umbretta
Author: Frans Vandewalle
Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
Added to IBC: 8 Apr 2019 - 11:04
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Frans Vandewalle, IBC1576739. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1576739.

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Frans Vandewalle, IBC1576739. Photo of Hamerkop Scopus umbretta at Marakissa Rivercamp, Gambia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1576739.

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