Rheas, buzzard, fly agaric

This is a video taken in the Miraflores Park (Seville-Spain) of a great cormorant.

Today, to Ankeveen, the Netherlands.

Just before reaching the nature reserve Ankeveense plassen, there is a farm with unusual animals for a Dutch farm: South American llamas, and rheas.

Molehills a bit further.

At a birdwatching point where usually should be many birds, this time just one great cormorant. It is too windy for most birds on this big lake now. A bit further, a couple of great crested grebes; and many mallards, and crossbreds between mallards and tame ducks.

On our way back, a fly agaric which apparently has survived the night frost.

As we pass the llama and rhea farm again, many gulls; and common buzzards. Probably, they are attracted to the rhea food at the farm.

This video is called Ratites-Ostrich, Rhea & Emu. It says about itself:

Ratites are a group of birds named for their flat or “raft-like” sternum. Unlike most birds, their bones have no air cavities and their wings are vestigial in size, making flight impossible. Unable to fly, they have highly muscular legs and are well adapted to running.

Rhea chicks in US zoo: here.

Dromornis, possibly ancestor of emu and ostrich: here.

1 thought on “Rheas, buzzard, fly agaric

  1. Pingback: Rheas seen in the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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