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Pair of Mute Swans taking turns to incubate their eggs in the nest
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Swans are monogamous and usually attempt to mate for life. The male and female birds, the cob and pen, build their nest by making a large mound of reeds, rushes, grasses and sticks, at the water's edge. The nest is built by the pen, while the cob supplies the materials and protects the territory. Unlike most other waterfowl, the male will also take turns helping to incubate the eggs.
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Mute Swan sitting on a clutch of eggs in the nest
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Swans lay on average six eggs per clutch, but can lay as many as twelve. Only one egg can be produced at a time, with an egg being laid every 12-24 hours by the female. When the clutch is complete, all the eggs will be incubated (sat on) together, with the hatchlings usually emerging 35-42 days later. That allows for the eggs to all hatch at the same time. When the eggs are first laid they have a bluish-grey hue, but later turn more of an olive colour.
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The pair of swans I photographed had six eggs in their nest. Swipe left to see the full clutch.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT II Did you know that flamingos are one of the oldest animals still living on earth? They're roots can be traced back to around 30 million years ago and they haven't really changed since then. #photography #animal #nature #birds #instabirds #photovogue #photovogueitalia #majestic #bigbirds #exotic #waterbirds #floraandfauna #flamingo #flamingofever #nikondeutschland #schonmagazine #artofvisuals #animalportrait #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #nikon #tropical #pink #lightandshadows #fineartphotography #wildlife

Bar-headed Goose with two young goslings
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This female Bar-headed Goose has taken her young gosling under her protective wing and is providing a warm, safe refuge for it within her plumage. The older gosling is lying on the ground nearby, resting its head on its mother’s breast and is also enjoying the warmth and comfort of her feathers. Bar-headed geese live in Central Asia and often migrate over the Himalayas to spend the winter in parts of South Asia. They can also be found in China, Russia and a few pairs have now made their home in the UK. Bar-headed geese are capable of flying over Mount Everest, making them the highest flying birds in the world.
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Bar-headed goose
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The Bar-headed goose is a beautiful pale grey bird with a bright yellow beak, legs and feet. It has a white crown and two striking black bars on its head, one running from eye to eye across the back of its crown and a second bar further down its head. They are monotypic (males and females look the same) and they generally mate for life.
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Fortunate to have green belt in our neighborhood and we share it with local wildlife #canon_photos #naturephotography #canon #birds #birdsofinstagram #waterbirds #moorhen

Is he showing off and bragging about his beauty,colours and pattern or is he looking into his reflection and enjoying his beauty (self image)? Painted stork (Tamil name : மஞ்சள் மூக்கு நாரை) enjoying his lone time
At the Sungei buloh wetland reserve.

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