Ospreys, Pandion haliaetus (Pandionidae), have vision that is well adapted to detecting underwater objects from the air. Prey is first sighted when the Osprey is 10–40 m (33–131 ft) above the water, after which the bird hovers momentarily then plunges feet first into the water [source].
Trogon personatus (Trogoniformes - Trogonidae) in Manu National Park, Peru.
A widespread species of humid montane forests in South America. Males are bronze to green on the head, chest, and upperparts, with red belly separated from the chest by a white band, black tail with broad white tips to the graduated rectrices, orange to red eye ring, and yellow bill; females are brownish above with a white eye ring.
The species has an interesting highland distribution: it is present along the Andes from Venezuela south to Bolivia, and also in the disjunct tepuis of Venezuela, Guyana, and northern Brazil.
Also known as the Bishop Stork or White-necked Stork, the Woolly-necked Stork is a species of stork (Ciconiidae) that is widespread in Asia and Africa. Occurring from Guinea to Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in Africa, and from India to Indonesia in Asia. Like most storks C. episcopus typically inhabits wetland areas and feeds mainly on small vertebrates and large invertebrates.
33 round tailed horned lizard skulls found while cleaning out an America Kestrel nest box.
“My wife and I have a place in the Chiricahua Mtns of SE Arizona. I have a Kestrel nest box there. This spring the Kestrel pair raised 5 young in the box and after they were through nesting I cleaned out the box to get it ready for next year. The only bones in the box were 33 Round-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum) skulls, which I placed in my palm and photographed.”