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Old Mar 28, 2007, 8:56 AM   #1
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A small creek runs along the dirt track that we were driving on. This creek is flanked by reeds and shoreline brush in which this bird, about the size of a domestic chicken, likes to frequent. As you can see,this bird has oversized legs and feet and theseenable it toforage along shorelines and weed mats for insects, frogs, aquatic vegetation and seeds. As I discovered first hand, they are quite shy and fast fliers, in spite of those long legs. Unfortunately, they are a popular game bird and are hunted in the area that we were in, although thankfully, the season was closed in March.

I did notice slight colour variations between Eurasian and American species when I checked the Web, around the beak and the legs. Cheers, Dan
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And one more...... Dan
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Old Mar 28, 2007, 10:08 AM   #3
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You sure did nail some coool looking birds when you were in Spain.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
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Interesting subject :roll:



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