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It is Spring nesting time for the ibis!

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 5 September 2016 in Animal & Insect.

"The male Australian White Ibis secures a pairing territory on a branch of a tall tree in order to attract a female. The courtship ceremony involves the male putting on a noisy display, as well as showing aggression towards other males.

When a female arrives, the male attracts her by bowing from his branch. He then offers the female a twig, forging a bond when she grasps it and they begin to preen one another.

Once the pair bond is cemented, the birds fly off to build a nest at another location. Australian White Ibis nest in large colonies, often with the Straw-necked Ibis, T. spinicollis.

Young are born naked and helpless. One or two broods may be reared in a year."

Source : Birdlife Australia - The Australian White Ibis

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/400 second F/6.3 ISO 200 220 mm

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Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Excellent shot!

5 Sep 2016 7:09am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, tone & lights!
Lovely birds & Amazing reflections!

5 Sep 2016 9:30am

Devi from Chennai, India

what a beautiful piece of information here ..
Lovely image to go with it too...

5 Sep 2016 12:16pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

A hard one to take I would say with that lack of contrast. I think you did well Helen.

5 Sep 2016 8:44pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice shot. They certainly are packed in there.

6 Sep 2016 1:21am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe

6 Sep 2016 7:24am