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Australian Pelican

Australian Pelican (Image ID 39979)
Photographed byJohn Cooper on Thu 20th Sep, 2018 and uploaded on Sun 12th Apr, 2020 .
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ID39979
CommentI was photographing this pelican at the wetlands, Mudgee NSW when he commenced to stretch its bill. I took 27 images of this bill stretching, this being the last in the series. I assumed it was to increase the capacity of the pouch as it soon entered the water to feed. However its been suggested that this bill-stretching is actually part of a courtship display.
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D mk2
Canon EF100-400 mk2 F4.5-5.6 L
LocationMudgee NSW, New South Wales
Keywordsadult, behaviour/display
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