Saturday, December 5, 2009

Camera-Critters #87: Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

I visited the Aviary at Taipei Zoo last Wednesday. I was at the hospital for a regular check-up, the Zoo is only two metro-stop down the road. I thus packed my camera and went for a visit after my doctor's appointment.

I have been to the zoo several times but never been to its Aviary. The species in the aviary are very different from that of the Aviary at Hong Kong Park, which I visited several weeks ago. The Scarlet Ibis, Eudocimus ruber has very beautiful bright red color. I was able to catch several pictures of them in flight.

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21 comments:

Jay said...

Wow ... those are AMAZING pictures! Firstly just because they are Scarlet Ibises, and secondly because they're flying! Great captures!

When I was eight or nine, I had a set of Tropical Bird collector's cards (well, most of them - they came free with PG Tips tea) and my friends and I used to swap them in school. I had several favourites, and the Scarlet Ibis was one. I could never have imagined that one day I'd have a blogging friend who would show me pictures of them!

Snap said...

How absolutely gorgeous. WOWOWOWOWOW

(Glad your check-up went well.)

Martha in PA said...

I've never seen a scarlet ibis in flight, they are stunning!

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Adrienne in Ohio said...

Fantastic shots! I love their bright color.

Dina said...

These pictures are amazing!
Don't the wings in flight remind you of angel wings? . . . Or maybe it's just the influence of the season. :)

chubskulit said...

So gorgeously taken!

Mine is up now too

Dianne said...

their color is stunning
the second shot is amazing!

Janie said...

Great shots! These are beautiful birds, and their color is amazing.

twobarkingdogs said...

I remember seeing the Scarlet Ibis while growing up in Florida (@ 1960's) Haven't seen one in years. Great photo!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots if the Scarlet Ibises. They are beautiful birds.

RuneE said...

That last one was a real beauty - I feel envious :-)

Jane said...

Lovely photos, beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing:)

Manang Kim said...

Wow their color likes Flamingo to me but it is not. This is amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

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Johnny Nutcase said...

cool! nice flight shot. We're headed to Trindad and Tobago in a few weeks and can't wait to see them down there!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

What a beautiful bird.

Müge Tekil said...

A fascinating bird perfectly photographed! The second photo especially is gorgeous!

Wren said...

How lucky you are to have a zoo and aviary conveniently nearby. We're lucky, too, because these are fabulous photos. The color of the ibises leaps out at us, and the mid-flight capture conveys the wonder of flight and of the beautiful creatures poised in mid-air.

mick said...

Great photos of most spectacular birds.

uncleawang said...

Wow! I love this shot.You capture its perfectly.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Beautiful birds and you captured them well...Michelle

Larry said...

Excellent shots of a gorgeous bird!

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