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Animalblog for July 05, 2011 (20 of 123) <<-first last->> slideshow <-previous next->
Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) (597 views)
Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link
(Photo posted Tuesday 5 July, 2011)

(Photo taken 11:10:56 Friday 15 October, 2011)

© 2011 Terry Costales
Creative Commons License

Vultures are not usually thought of as beautiful, but this Cape Vulture is quite handsome. external link

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by Terry Costales
(21 of 123) This is my last goofy spoonbill photo. Unless I get to take more in the future.
by Terry Costales
(22 of 123) In this photo can be seen two little "spikes" jutting out from the upper chest of this bird. I have not been able to find any mention of them in any descriptions. Another mystery for now.
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(23 of 123) With a bill like that, every angle is remarkable.
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(24 of 123) These beautiful birds seemed to be in their natural habitat but you know they have been rendered flightless.
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(25 of 123) This pigeon never stood still for an instant so I had to get his photo on the run.
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(26 of 123) The Hammerkopf is an African water bird that builds several huge nests every year. I'd love to see one in the wild someday.
by Terry Costales
(27 of 123) This African Spoonbill has a crazed look in its eye, but I think that's just the camera angle.
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(28 of 123) In the center of this photo is a small brown bird about five and a half inches long, with a blue bill. It is not perched on the side of a haystack, but the communal nest the flock has built. There
Unidentified Bird (724 views)
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(29 of 123) The little bird is asking "Who am I?" and I have no answer.
Unidentified Bird (762 views)
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(30 of 123) A lovely yellow bird high above my head remains anonymous.
Unknown Bird (776 views)
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(31 of 123) Another view of the unidentified bird from yesterday's blog.
Unknown Bird (773 views)
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(32 of 123) A handsome, curious and unidentified bird from one of the San Diego Zoo aviaries.
Ibis? (869 views)
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(33 of 123) This bird looks like an Ibis to me, but I can't identify it. Frustrating.
Unknown Bird (780 views)
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(34 of 123) Another photo of yesterday's unidentified bird.
Unknown Bird (788 views)
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(35 of 123) I believe this to be a flycatcher, but I couldn't positively identify it. Rudolf Saturday 8 March 2014 Looks like a juveniel : Rackuet-tailed Roller (Coracia spatulatus)
by Terry Costales
(36 of 123) This gaudy starling is a far cry from the common black starlings I usually see.
by Terry Costales
(37 of 123) Whistling ducks do use a variety of whistling calls instead of the expected quacks.
Wading Bird (776 views)
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(38 of 123) I thought this small wading bird would be easy to identify, but alas, for me it was not.
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(39 of 123) Not your traditionally beautiful bird, but quite striking in its own way.
Unknown Bird (1032 views)
by Terry Costales
(40 of 123) This was a very strikingly beautiful bird with its totally blue feathers, but I do not know its name.
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(41 of 123) An elephant gives the photographer its other eye.
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(42 of 123) An elephant gives the photographer the eye.
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(43 of 123) Another animal posing as art.
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(44 of 123) A close-up of Okapi legs forming wonderful patterns of black and white.
by Terry Costales
(45 of 123) The flamingo can also be viewed as art.
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(46 of 123) The very dramatic looking face of a Lesser Flamingo.
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(47 of 123) I would not like to meet an angry flamingo if those eyes are any indication of temperment.
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(48 of 123) I'd never seen a bird with such striking beak adornments.
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(49 of 123) A beautiful duck swimming in golden reflections.
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(50 of 123) This owl drew a large crowd of admirers when brought out and presented to the public.
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(51 of 123) In this photo you aren't able to see the small gap in the bill that gives this stork its name. That gap allows for more strength at the tip of the bill for pulling the meat out of the shells of
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(52 of 123) This is part of the tail of a male Great Argus pheasant. Like the peacock, the male pheasant is much more impractical than the female.
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(53 of 123) The Bali Mynahs in the aviary seemed curious and friendly but sadly they are almost extinct in the wild.
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(54 of 123) This large pigeon with the remarkable feathers comes from the Nicobar Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean.
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(55 of 123) Known as the Braunbauch-Laubenvogel in Germany, the Fawn-breasted Bowerbird we saw seemed like a sweet, industrious little individual.
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(56 of 123) This handsome Olive Pigeon eyed the photographer suspiciously.
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(57 of 123) There were several cormorants nesting inside the zoo even though it was October.
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(58 of 123) Bears can be silly and this Sun Bear from Malaysia was no exception.
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(59 of 123) A close-up of an Addra Gazelle.
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(60 of 123) A sleepy capybara dozed in the sun.
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(61 of 123) This profile of the Northern Shoveler illustrates its namesake bill.
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(62 of 123) A male shoveler created lovely ripples when he emerged from his pond.
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(63 of 123) An extraordinary giant of a bird right out of Dr. Seuss.
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(64 of 123) A vocalizing camel.
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(65 of 123) A portrait of the fuzzy cute Koala.
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(66 of 123) Here is a close-up of a camel showing its awful teeth and lovely eyes.
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(67 of 123) A close-up of a cuddly koala feeding in the sun.
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(68 of 123) A sleepy little Koala rested in a tree.
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(69 of 123) The male Nyala has large spiral horns and a dark shaggy coat. The three in this photo however are all female.
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(70 of 123) The elephant ambled across its enclosure.
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(71 of 123) The wonderfully photogenic Mandarin would not show his face.
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(72 of 123) Sweet, sweet face.
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(73 of 123) There is just something ugly-adorable about pigs.
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(74 of 123) A well camouflaged youngster with that typical wrinkly nose.
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(75 of 123) Here is a group of Speke's Gazelles not "pronking" , but just standing around. The folds of skin over their noses are said to help amplify their alarm calls.
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(76 of 123) This gazelle is "pronking" (a combination of running, bouncing, and jumping).
Female Duck (630 views)
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(77 of 123) A female duck dabbling in emerald green water.
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(78 of 123) Modern Art created by using a digital camera, scratched plexiglass and a cooperating Polar Bear.
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(79 of 123) A beautiful zebra overlooked its enclosure.
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(80 of 123) This juvenile bird has months to go before it acquires the splendid color of its parents.
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(81 of 123) Although perfectly equipped for survival in their natural habitat, the seemingly ungainly flamingo just doesn't seem possible.
Koi (845 views)
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(82 of 123) Koi swimming beneath ripples and reflections.
Koi (599 views)
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(83 of 123) A group of Koi display their various types of beauty.
Koi (653 views)
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(84 of 123) Shapes, colors and composition give this photo the feel of serenity that the actual place gave to me.
Koi Pond (648 views)
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(85 of 123) The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park had the most serene koi pond I'd ever seen.