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VIETNAM 2013 #109

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Visiting the U Minh Thuong NP was an interesting experience because of traveling along the waterways in a long narrow boat (see previous uploads) but the drawback was the noise which scared all creatures living near the water.

Luckily a short walk before lunch in the forest got me quite excited with the sight of two adjutants. I could not believe my eyes!

“The Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Like other members of its genus, it has a bare neck and head. It is however more closely associated with wetland habitats where it is solitary and is less likely to scavenge than the related Greater Adjutant. It is a widespread species found from India through Southeast Asia to Java.

The Lesser Adjutant stalks around wetlands feeding mainly on fish, frogs, reptiles and large invertebrates. They rarely feed on carrion. They may also take small birds and rodents particularly during the breeding season. They are solitary except during the breeding season when they form loose colonies.... They are silent but have been noted to clatter their bill, hiss and moan at the nest.” (Wikipedia)

Tags: National park Vietnam Mekong delta Wading bird Landscape and travel U MINH THUONG U MINH DISTRICT KIEN GIANG PROVINCE LESSER ADJUTANT LEPTOPTILOS JAVANACUS

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Comments


NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 6:59PM
A strange looking bird but one you have captured so very well in three great images JN...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
25 Sep 2013 7:05PM
Three fabulous captures, Jean-Noel, especially V.1. Amazing detail, at first I thought it ws a wood carving Grin Carol
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
25 Sep 2013 7:20PM
3 excellent shits - I particularly like V3 which shows the colour so well.
Joan.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
25 Sep 2013 7:26PM

Quote:Three fabulous captures, Jean-Noel, especially V.1. Amazing detail, at first I thought it ws a wood carving Grin Carol[/quote
]Think this is about my thought Jean-Noel. Lovely shots.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
25 Sep 2013 9:21PM
Fascinating Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
25 Sep 2013 9:22PM
Impressive beaks for these birds!
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
26 Sep 2013 12:55AM
Hansom bird. Nice capture.
Ty
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
26 Sep 2013 12:22PM
Exceptional capture of this most very amazing bird. What a stroke of luck.
26 Sep 2013 9:52PM
Very fine captures.

Lavina
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 1:04AM
I am happy to be number 30 here! Excellent shots...
They are so ugly only a mother could love them... Grin
You present them well! IB

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