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5 Jan 2012 8:10PM
Incredible bird... well captured

- John (Gio)

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What a Stunning image, fantastic detail and lovely and sharp.
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2012 7:35AM
A great image taken very well..
Nice to see the thorns in the tre so you know it was taken in the wild..
Magic work..
Nice picture of this local bird (For us in South Africa) with interesting breeding habits - The female seals herself and the eggs inside a hollow in a tree with mud and saliva. The male takes total responsibility for feeding female and chicks during the breeding period. About 20 days after the first egg hatches, the female breaks out of the nest and the entrance is partly sealed again – a small hole is left open through which the young are fed – after a further 22 to 27 days the young birds break out of the nest. As a result these birds achieves a far greater fledging success than other hole-nesting birds that don’t seal the nest.
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2012 11:32AM
Very good shot, Phil.
Wow, stunning image!!
17 Jan 2012 9:56AM
Great shot Phil.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2012 10:13PM
That is one fantastic shot Phil
one chance in a million
Very nice capture & a great subject.
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
23 May 2012 12:21PM
Wonderfully clear shot, that's one impressive beakSmile
10 Aug 2012 10:17PM
What a brilliant image,wonderful capture..Lin
Mike_Smith Plus
10 459 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 6:43PM
Nice shot of an unusual bird
Great shot Phil.

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