Tuesday, 11 July 2017

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Amsterdam Zoo

The Inca tern is a large tern, approximately 40 cm (16 in) long. Sexes are similar; the adult is mostly slate-grey with white restricted to the facial plumes and the trailing edges of the wings. The large bill and legs are dark red. Immature birds are purple-brown, and gradually develop the facial plumes and if you pop in to morrow's post you will see a young one. 
 I am liking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.



This uniquely plumaged bird breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the Humboldt Current. It is an erratic, rare visitor to the southwest coast of Ecuador.








These images were photographed at the Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam.

Another new bird for me.

Thanks for visiting and also for any comments.

13 comments:

  1. Good grief, you have done it again. I am stunned!! You found a bird with a mustache! I have seen everything now! And I love the large orange beak and matching legs, too. Really SUPER pictures!!! I can't wait till tomorrow's post.

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  2. Such a stylish bird - thank you.

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  3. You really managed to capture it beautifuly. Great depth of field as well.

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  4. Hello, what a beautiful Tern. I would love to see one in the wild. Happy Tuesday, have a great day!

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  5. Interesting looking bird... You got some fantastic pictures of that little beauty. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. I am not familiar with this Tern. Thank you for once again extending my education. It sure looks great with the color around its head.

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  7. There's only one tern with that distinctive look:) Such a beautiful tern!

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  8. What a fabulous bird! And super photos. Those moustaches are wonderful!

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  9. Beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. What an interesting bird! looks like he has a white handlebar mustache!

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  11. Hello Margaret!:) A beautiful Tern, and so unusual with the facial plumes.

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