Hamerkops performing a ‘false mounting’, the dominant bird fastening firmly on the shoulders of the submissive bird.

Hamerkops performing a ‘false mounting’, the dominant bird fastening firmly on the shoulders of the submissive bird.
Species: Hamerkop   Scopus umbretta
Author: Frans Vandewalle
Date: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Added to IBC: 20 Jan 2014 - 18:36
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Frans Vandewalle, IBC1046422. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1046422.

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Frans Vandewalle, IBC1046422. Photo of Hamerkop Scopus umbretta at Marakissa, Gambia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1046422.

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