Apr 17, 2009

Tuiuiu - Jabiru





The Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) - brazilian name Tuiuiu - is a large stork - height 120-140 cm, wingspan 230-280cm, weight up to 8 kg. It is an emblematic bird for the Pantanal and also very common. It feeds off fish, frogs, snakes, young caiman.
Actually I saw a Jabiru catching and eating a small anaconda, but unfortunately the battery was empty.

7 comments:

  1. Great series with such a interesting species. The top image is my fav. Blue Skies.

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  2. That's quite the solid looking bird. And it looks like this stork has some formal wear on.
    Its cool that you were able to watch it snatch up a meal.

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  3. Szia,
    Öszintén nem tudom, hogy ez milyen madár akar lenni, de nagyon szép. Valami brazil nagytestü akármi:) Nagyon klasszak a madaras fotoid, Gratula.

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  4. Outsatnding photography Andor it looks very near to our Saddle bill Stork except ours has a yellow patch on it's beak Great work !!

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  5. Wow, this is a very strange looking bird, which looks like very big. A very nice set of images. Well done and thanks for sharing

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  6. Csodálatos madárportrékat láttam Nálad. Gratulálok és sok sikert a továbbiakban!

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  7. A bird catching and eating an anaconda...WOW. These are beautiful images, I especially like the closeups.

    To answer your query as to why Black kites are called so : Its because they look completely black in color when you see them in flight but in reality they have brown plumage.

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