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Birds Gallery

rawshutterbug  | Portrait Of A Flamingo

Portrait Of A Flamingo

Flamingo Portrait. The pink or reddish colour of flamingos comes from carotenoids in their diet of animal and plant plankton. These carotenoids are broken down into pigments by liver enzymes. A flamingo's beak has is like a filter, which is used to remove food from the Water. They feed from brine shrimp and blue-green algae.
rawshutterbug  | Shoebill Cleaning It's Feathers

Shoebill Cleaning It's Feathers

A Shoebill close-up, also known as shoe-billed stork or whalehead cleaning his feathers. A prehistoric dinosaur looking bird. They can stand for hours at the same spot looking through floating vegetation for prey.
rawshutterbug  | Robin on A Snowy Tree Trunk

Robin on A Snowy Tree Trunk

A close-up of a robin sitting on a snowy tree trunk.