Do birds kneel?

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Daisy O’Neill’s post on Jabiru’s Prayer shows the Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus), “kneeling” – although the so-called knees bend backward, as compared to ours bending forwards. Lena Chow sent in an image of a Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) that shows … Continued

Feet of the Common Coot

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The Common Coot (Fulica atra) is a large bird that is generally quarrelsome. The charcoal plumage and flashy bill shield make it easy to recognise. The image above was taken by KC Tsang when he visited the London Wetland Centre … Continued

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