Flamingos can stand on one spindly leg for hours. But why do they do it? Are they posing as a tree to trick prey, or simply avoiding a bathtub prune-foot?
Flamingos can stand on one spindly leg for hours. But why do they do it? Are they posing as a tree to trick prey, or simply avoiding a bathtub prune-foot? See more »
The egret is a heron that bears long plumes during the mating season. Both males and females bear the plumes, called aigrettes. See more »
The flamingo is a wading bird. There are six species. The American (or greater) flamingo, a typical species, is the only one native to the United States. See more »
The heron is a wading bird. There are about 60 kinds of herons, including egrets and bitterns. See more »
The Ibis is a heronlike wading bird. Ibises inhabit warm regions around the world, some of them visiting colder latitudes in summer. See more »
The jabiru is a large stork of tropical America. A mature jabiru is nearly five feet (1.5 m) tall and has a wingspread of about seven feet (2 m). See more »