FLAMINGOS
Flamingos-Kenya 
The flamingos' pink color is from the beta-carotene in their crustacean and plankton diet.
 
GREAT WHITE PELICANS
Pelicans
 MARABOU STORKS
GREAT BLUE HERON                                                                                SUPREB STARLING
 Heron Hildebrandt Starling
OSTRICHES
Ostiches 
The ostrich lays the biggest egg in the world. It measures 7" x 5" and weighs 3 pounds. However, the biggest egg for the size of the mother
is laid by the kiwi and is a third of the weight of the bird. It is 5" long and can weigh as much as 1 lb. This would be the equivalent
of an ostrich laying an 88 lb. (40 kg.) egg.
    
 
YELLOW-BILLED STORK                                                                                                  IBIS                  
Stork White Ibis
Though it looks like a birdís knee is bending backwards, what is bending backward is its ankle. Below its ankle is an extended foot bone,
                        leading to the toes. A birdís real knee is usually hidden by feathers.
 
    WHITE HERON                                                                                                          GREY HERON              
Heron Heron
FLAMINGOS
Flamengo 
Flamingos pair for a lifetime. Some stay with their mates for 50 years or more.
 
 
 
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Birds
KENYA/TANZANIA/ETHIOPIA 1 2
ADIRONDACK PARK 1
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND 1
FLORIDA 1
NEW JERSEY BACKYARD 1 2
YUCATAN/MEXICO 1
  
GREY CROWNED CRANE
Grey crowned crane 
White-backed Vulture
White-backed Vulture 
Some birds like black vultures, turkey vultures, marabou storks
poop on their own legs to keep themselves cool and clean.
The excrement of these birds is highly acidic, which helps
to kill off bacteria they may have stepped in while eating.
Additionally, since birds do not have sweat glands to
cool off like mammals, vultures defecate on the bare skin
of their legs and feet to help with evaporative cooling.
 
EGYPTIAN GOOS
Egyptian Goose 
GREEN HERON
 
GREATE WHITE ERGET 
 
SECRETARY BIRD
Secretary Bird 
WEAVER BIRD
Weaver Bird