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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Red-legged Partridge. And the Smew by David Key on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina)

The body of the Black Crowned Crane is mostly black, with distinctive white upper and under wing coverts. The head is topped with a crown of stiff golden feathers. Cheek patches are red and white. The subspecies are most easily distinguished by the differences in the coloration of their cheek patches. In the West African subspecies, the lower half of the cheek patch is red; in the Sudan subspecies, the red extends into the upper half of the cheek patch.
In capture.






39 comments:

  1. .Beautiful bird with its beautiful punk hairstyle, beautiful pictures you made Bob.


    Groetjes Tinie

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  2. Brilliant captures ~ quite beautiful.

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    1. Lieber Bob,
      herrliche Fotos von dem majestätischen Kronenkranich.
      Einen schönen Samstag wünscht Dir
      Irmi

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  3. Que show ! Belas fotografias .Lindo o blog .

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  4. HI Bob This bird and your shots of it are exquisite. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Love the hairstyle !
    Have a good sunday Bob !

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  6. Marvellous portraits of this regal looking bird.

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  7. Fabulous looking bird, Bob! What a crazy hair-do!!

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  8. cannot go wrong with that headdress!

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  9. What a beauty !!!
    Really amazing photos !!!
    Have a happy weekend :)

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  10. You photographed Patti Labelle!
    http://www.essence.com/sites/default/files/images/2012/05/22/patti-labelle-240-400x295.jpg

    That's a wonderful bird, Bob.. beautiful captures.

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    1. I saw her picture, ha ha, you are so right.

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  11. Thats a smart hairdo indeed.

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  12. So cute. Delightful portrait.. Congrats Bob

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  13. Bob, great shots! Very pretty, but then again, somewhat odd!

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  14. Brilliant shots of a beautiful bird........thanks for sharing this!

    Happy weekend Bob!
    Ruby

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  15. Brilliant! Have a great weekend.

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  16. What a gorgeous creature, Bob, and I just love that hairstyle!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. What a regal bird - and I love his 'do'. Thanks Bob.

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  18. Hola Bob magnificos retratos de esta bella ave.Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana

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  19. What a beautiful bird Bob!!Love the hairstyle!!Magnificent shots!!
    Dimi...

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    1. You like his hairstyle, it's funny, cheers Dimi.

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  20. It is a beautiful crane!!!! Wonderful photos. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  21. I saw these at a botanical garden in Florida, U.S., I love these

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  22. very impressive, especially to a female Black Crowned Crane

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  23. Remarkable head feathers really.

    The Unthanks are a fine band!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  24. Sjonge jonge Bob wat een geweldige close-up van deze mooie kraanvogel SUPER !!
    GR,

    Annie

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  25. What a fantastic bird this is. Great photo's Bob.
    Have a wonderful sunday.

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    1. Yes, it is amazing, cheers Marijke.

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