RINGED TEAL PAIR PREENING IN LATE SUNSHINE


This sequence shows a pair of Ringed Teal preening in late autumn sunshine. The series of images shows the movements of both birds and the marked variations in the colouring of the male over a few minutes. At one stage the vivid green sheen of the wings gave way to dark blue. I was also trying to use the water behind them to create an impressionistic effect, which has worked in a way.

Ringed Teal pair WWT 1 Ringed Teal pair WWT 2 Ringed Teal pair WWT 3 Ringed Teal pair WWT 4 Ringed Teal pair WWT 6 Ringed Teal pair WWT 7 Ringed Teal pair WWT 9 Ringed Teal pair WWT 10 Ringed Teal pair WWT 11

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COMB / KNOB-BILLED DUCKS (SARKIDIORNIS MELANOTOS)


COMB / KNOB-BILLED DUCKS (Sarkidiornis melanotos)

1. The male, with the characteristic prominent knob on its head Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), or Comb Duck 1Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), or Comb Duck 2

2. The female comb-duck. Both sexes have wonderfully coloured feathers, though the females are less brightComb Duck (female) 1Comb Duck (female) 2