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Storks and company

Storks and company
Storks dwell in many regions and tend to live in drier habitats than the closely related herons, spoonbills and ibises; they also lack the powder down that those groups use to clean off fish slime. Bill-clattering is an important mode of communication at the nest.
Storks tend to use soaring, gliding flight, which conserves energy. Soaring requires thermal air currents. Ottomar Anschütz’s famous 1884 album of photographs of storks inspired the design of Otto Lilienthal's experimental gliders of the late nineteenth century. Storks are heavy, with wide wingspans: the marabou stork, with a wingspan of 3.2 m (10 ft) and weight up to 8 kg (18 lb), joins the Andean condor in having the widest wingspan of all living land birds

Zulma, Marco F. Delminho, RHH, Erhard Bernstein and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo

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ROL/Photo club
bonne nouvelle semaine José
5 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A superb capture JG.
Stay safe and thankyou for posting to FFF.
5 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Well spotted and captured.
Thank you for the note.
All the best this week José.
5 months ago.
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
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5 months ago.
Xata club
Coabitação com as rolinhas?
5 months ago.
Annemarie club
so beautiful
I love this
wish you a healthy SAFE week ahead:)
5 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding capture! Stay well!

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5 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
★彡 Good work. Have a lovely new week, and stay well 彡★ ⭐
5 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Cool ! A very nice shot, José !
5 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Wonderful shot Jose!
5 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent capture and great information Jose

Thank you for posting in the group
5 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
waaruit bestaat zijn company...José ?
5 months ago.
J. Gafarot club has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Doves and pigeons, Fred.
5 months ago.

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