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This delightful pair I took this photo of while at my last visit at London Zoo, (with the camera that did NOT break on me! lol)
I've put the photo through photo shop and Picasa 3 to tart it up a bit..

Particularly the North American populations of the Black-necked Stilt have somewhat declined in the 20th century, mainly due to conversion of habitat for human use and pollution affecting both the birds directly as well as their food stocks. But altogether, the population is healthy and occurs over a large range. This stilt is therefore classified as a Species of Least Concern by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)..

The Hawaiian Stilt, separated with the Black-necked Stilt in a distinct species by some (including the IUCN), is very rare however and numbers less than 2,000 individuals. Predation by the Small Indian Mongoose, introduced to hunt rats, is suspected to have contributed to its decline..

Bit of info there for you..
Enjoy, Hammer Girls tomorrow.. I feel slightly better today Yay!

January 12, 2013
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Jan 12, 2013 12:01:13 pm
Great capture
cool looking birds
Get better soon

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Jan 12, 2013 12:19:57 pm
I love this shot Rob.

by jayfar Homepage »

Jan 12, 2013 12:36:14 pm
Fantastic capture of this adorable pair Rob, great job as always

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jan 12, 2013 1:50:28 pm
Yeh, just another Flamingo 'wannabe'....need to eat more krill mate..... :-)

Great capture of these 'chillin' birds....did whoever named them actually think they were accomplished craftsmen, able to fashion their own wooden appendage? Surely a better name would have been 'Backward facing black and white red leg' :-)

by neiwil Homepage »

Jan 12, 2013 2:55:25 pm
Terrific shot of the Black-Necked Stilt, Rob, that, other than the colors and kilometer-long legs, could easily pass as a pigeon. And how does it keep its balance while sleeping on one leg? Top notch clarity and textures.

by goodoleboy Homepage »

Jan 12, 2013 3:00:04 pm
Superb shot! Really fine work. Glad you're feeling better, and hope you had a reasonably excellent birthday! :)

by auntietk Homepage »

Jan 12, 2013 10:09:24 pm
Well if nothing else they're certainly a well-balanced pair! A really great and fun shot, Rob! This one definitely brought a smile!

Glad you're feeling better mate!

by RodS Homepage »

Jan 13, 2013 12:07:24 am
I wish I could do that!

by blinkings Homepage »

Jan 13, 2013 12:14:20 am
fine photo!! many could turn their head around and look down their back standing on one leg!!

by tigertim Homepage »

Jan 13, 2013 1:13:42 am
I can sleep anywhere, anytime but not on one leg:)
Always interesting to get your take on each species in the London Zoo. I learn more with each post.

Nicely done...and good to see your Nikon D40 is still giving you good service. Think Tara and I are soon switching to Canon. Olympus has gone off the deep end with a type of camera that has little or no interest for me and they have almost deserted their DSLR line. Goodbye Olympus:)

by bmac62 Homepage »

Jan 13, 2013 4:42:20 am
"how many could turn their head around and look down their back standing on one leg"...

I can do that... I wish!

Fine work Rob :)

by Maxidyne Homepage »

Jan 13, 2013 8:17:42 am
By the title i thought i was going to see some type of jet lol but these will do just fine such little cuties.

by dakotabluemoon Homepage »

Jan 13, 2013 6:16:16 pm
lovely capture

by flavia49 Homepage »

Jan 23, 2013 11:40:46 am
What an awesome bird!! And fantastic shot!!!! Love it!

by lunchlady Homepage »


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