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Aafrika käärnokk / African skimmer

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Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 27 May 2019 in Animal & Insect.

Skimmer flies low over water, with wings held high and back. It skims water for food with the lower mandible, slicing through the water. When prey is encountered by tactile detection, skimmer snaps its bill shut.
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Aafrika käärnokal on põnev viis toitumiseks. Ta lendab madalal vee kohal ning hoiab oma pikemat alanokka vees. Kui nokk puudutab saaki, klõpsab lind noka kiirelt kokku.
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Chobe River, Botswana @ November 2018

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/5000 second F/6.3 ISO 800 200 mm

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Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Beau duo

27 May 2019 7:15am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Superbe shot!

27 May 2019 10:21am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Good one!

27 May 2019 1:13pm