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Lesser Adjutant (chicks)

Leptoptilos javanicus


Listed as Vulnerable under the IUCNredlist. "Juveniles are a duller version of the adult but have more feathers on the nape." (Wiki)


Peering out from the nest in a tree beside the bird cages at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary. They are NOT captive birds. When they have fledged they will be free to come and go like the adults.


The following link: shows what the chicks look like when not peering over the rim :) The nest is a large platform of sticks placed on a tall tree. The nest diameter is more than a metre and up to a metre deep. (Wiki)

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Takeo, Takeo, Cambodia

Spotted on Feb 9, 2016
Submitted on Feb 26, 2016

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