Canon EOS 5D, 100-400 L
Widespread on inland waters throughout most of the country.
This is a very distinctive and common waterbird frequently found in association with ibis. Its broad-tipped bill has a sensitive inner surface which is used to sense prey (fish, frogs, snails and other aquatic animals). It feeds in shallow water, which it wades through slowly, sweeping its bill back and forth in a scything motion. Prey is trapped between the broad mandibles (as in the photo above, right) and tossed into the back of the throat.
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