Hamerkop trio with crests raised during a group's display

Hamerkop trio with crests raised during a group's display
Species: Hamerkop   Scopus umbretta
Subspecies: umbretta
Author: Frans Vandewalle
Friday, November 29, 2013
Added to IBC: 26 Mar 2019 - 15:07
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Altitude (m): 
6 meters


A Hamerkop trio with crests raised and with yellowish iris-rings (otherwise being fully dull), typical when in a state of excitement, often an omen of a ceremonial "false mounting".

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Frans Vandewalle, IBC1573450. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1573450.

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Frans Vandewalle, IBC1573450. Photo of Hamerkop Scopus umbretta at Marakissa Rivercamp, Gambia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1573450.

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