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Black Necked Stork - Jabiru

Over the weekend we headed out the door with the intention of going on a photo walk but with no particular destination in mind.

On a whim we decided to head to Perth Zoo. Perth Zoo is my favourite zoo of all the ones I've had the pleasure of visiting.

I want to share with you some of my shots from our outing and rather then try and cram the whole zoo experience into one blog post I'd prefer take a more leisurely trip through the zoo with you. And that is exactly what I'm going to do! The hardest part is deciding where to start.

There was this one animal who had me absolutely enchanted though. So lets start there.

Meet Jabiru

Wearing a stylish outfit using bold colour blocking in white paired with stunning metallic peacock shades.




Accessories include an incredibly impressive beak and feet, sporting a very modern and elegant leg band.


The enormous wingspan can be put to good use scaring off pesky photographers.


The signalling feature should not be overlooked!


Great care must be taken to maintain such fabulous plumage.


The whole ensemble is set off with the most piercing bright yellow eyes.


Jabiru knows how to stand out in a crowd!!

Disclaimer: I paid to go to the zoo just like everyone else. I haven't been compensated for my time in writing this post. Perth Zoo does incredible conservation work and they need every dollar they can get to continue to support our native wildlife and to continue to contribute in world wide conservation programs.

Jabiru

Conservation status: Near threatened
Distribution: Northern and eastern Australia
Habitat: Tropical and warm temperate wetlands, lagoons and swamps

Source: Perth Zoo fact sheet

Find the black necked stork, a.k.a. Jabiru , at the Australian Wetlands exhibit.

24 comments:

  1. Oh these are beautiful shots Stella! I love birds, and storks are so such interesting birds, definitely one of my favourites. The colour of the plumage is so pretty. Lovely post! - Tasha

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    1. I love his plumage too! I would love to stick his feathers in a hat, (only his old ones that he didn't want anymore).

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  2. Great photography skills - great shot for #3! I don't think I would have the patience to do that, especially with birds.

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    1. It helped there was a fence between us ;)

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  3. So gorgeous! I love how you take different action shots!!

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    1. Thanks =) I bet you came over to see that bit of purple on his head ;)

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  4. What an absolutely handsome fellow! I love the contrast in colors and how gorgeous he is! Great captures!

    Thank you for sharing him with us for Photo Friday this week - sorry I haven't been by sooner...with the full moon and Halloween my kids at school have been crazy, which has exhausted me.

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    1. Jen, I am always impressed that you seem to manage to find time to visit everyone. I don't know how you do it!

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  5. I found your post via Eco Gites --- and my what a find! Not only do you write about Australia (where I lived for 5 years), but I've also spied a crochet post in your side bar (my new obsession!).

    I miss seeing the kookaburras and lorikeet birds in particular from my Australia days, such wonderful animals.

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    1. I shall do my best to provide you with a steady of stream of Aussie goodness. I am on a bit of a crochet run myself at the moment. I've got a few posts planned (hopefully the photos have worked!)

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  6. What a lovely bird with such magnificent colours! Though admittedly the beak scares me ;) #animaltales

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    1. I was pretty worried about that beak too, especially once he started flapping around!

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  7. haha they are so funny looking :p I love the comentary and he's clearly saying "no more pictures please, alright one more... from this angle.... does my beak look big in this" :p #AnimalTales

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    1. He really did put on a big show and dance, but I had no idea what to say about the size of his beak, what if he took offence?

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  8. Oh he is a lovely fellow - very handsome indeed.

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    1. He is quite dapper isn't it he? :o)

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  9. Absolutely stunning shots! #animaltales

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I was so lucky to have him decide to parade around for me, he'd just sat there for a good half hour before hand. Must've needed to stretch his legs, errr, wings.

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  10. what a lovely looking bird, I didn't expect it to have red legs

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    1. His legs were amazing! I was practically looking him in the eye just standing there,

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    1. I tried to return your visit but your blog kept crashing :(

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  12. Wow, what a fabulous bird. We do occasionally see black storks up here in northern France but they are nothing like this. Thank you for adding such a beauty to #AnimalTales and for being such a great supporter on the link up over the last year.

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    1. It's been a great year Rosie! Animal Tales has brought me laughter and tears and all sorts. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful link-up.

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