Moving now to waterbirds, as this perch for a juvenile Great White Pelican indicates.
No prizes for guessing this is a flamingo, a greater flamingo I believe. If you were wondering about the strange looking reddish object beyond the tail feathers, it’s the knee of a tucked up leg.
Not a fabulous shot technically, but the intensity of that stare is really something. Likely the last thing seen by many a frog.
Yellow billed storks
Interesting hunting technique displayed here. Perfectly still down on its knees, waiting for a small fish or other water life to swim into its bill.
I used to defend the sacred ibis from my kids’ comments that they were ugly, but the more sacred ibis I see, the more I find I am agreeing with their observation.
Scarlet ibis lurking in the shadows.
Black-crowned night heron.
Ok, it’s not a bird. Macaque monkeys roam throughout the KL Bird Park. This cute little fellow is enjoying some some paw-paw pinched from a cassowary’s food bowl.
What ya mean this isn’t for me?
Pentax K-3 with a Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 zoom + stressed photographer who was being hurried along by two teenage boys not very interested in feathered birds.
To Learn More
The web site for the KL Bird Park can be found here.
It would be easy to spend half a day or more at the park, particularly if you have an interest in birds. Best time would be to arrive soon after it opens while the day is still relatively cool. More comfortable for you and the birds are less likely to have retired into the shadows to avoid the heat of the day.
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