2011, Animalblog by Terry Costales

Koi
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Koi swimming beneath ripples and reflections.


Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 24 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:58:09 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Balboa_Park
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Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)
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This bird was one of the few I was able to photograph. The day was unbearably hot and the lack of birds made me feel as if I were trapped in national-birds-must-hide day. external link


Point Mugu State Park   •  (Photo posted Sunday 2 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:43:46 Sunday 10 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #State_Park
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California Towhee (Pipilo crissalis)
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This California Towhee earnestly foraged for food alongside the trail that too-hot Sunday morning. external link


Point Mugu State Park, Ventura County, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 3 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:43:46 Sunday 10 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Park_Ventura
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Audubon's Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
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This was the only Audubon's Warbler I had ever seen and it took me a while to identify it. Although this was October, he remained in summer plumage, probably because October in California is like summer warmth elsewhere. external link


Point Mugu State Park, Ventura County, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 4 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:43:46 Sunday 10 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #State_Park
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Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
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The Ibis stood in deep shade with just enough sunlight to create a mood. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 8 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:31:12 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Southern Crowned Pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri)
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Wikipedia stated that "This species was first discovered new to science by Otto Finsch who found a live bird received from the dealer C. Scheepmaker in Amsterdam Zoo and named it after him." Yet, the article is for the Southern Crowned Pigeon. external link

The L.A. Zoo sign called this bird Sheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon and it was softly glowing in the dappled sunlight of the aviary.


Animalblog internal link Pigeon Collection   •  Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:33:28 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Bukharan Markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri)
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Markhors in general are endangered but the Bukharan or Tadjik Markhor from Afghanistan is critically endangered. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 12 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:33:28 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #LA_Zoo
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African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
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The African Fish Eagle is not a true fish eagle, rather it's actually a sea eagle. And yes, there are people for whom that fact matters. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 16 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:37:17 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Chinese Goral (Naemorhedus caudatus)
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Looking a bit like a goat and a bit like an antelope, this little Goral was quite hard to spot when hidden on his big hillside of tall green grass. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 21 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:39:17 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Aldabra Tortoise (Geochelone gigantea )
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The second largest tortoise in the world has a very sweet face. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 22 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:46 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Southern Crowned Pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri)
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Another photo of this gorgeous pigeon. internal link Wouldn't it be great if these birds were the ones flying around our cities and sitting on our statues?


Animalblog internal link Pigeon Collection   •  Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 23 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:33:48 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Bukharan Markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri)
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These cute little kids may grow up to possess very impressive sets of horns. internal link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 24 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:31:06 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus)
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I love this species of pig and its lyrical name. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 25 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:31:12 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Masai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
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A very young giraffe made a rude face. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 26 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:18:56 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #A_Face
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Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri)
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The Gerenuk's long neck allow it to reach favored leaves and fruit. Those incredibly long legs make it extremely nimble. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 27 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:24:59 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana)
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Those amazing horns can also be used as a backscratcher. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 28 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:26:26 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Grevy's Zebra ( Equus grevyi)
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The zebra's stripes are not camouflage but a confusing optical illusion to confuse predators. external link


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 29 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:29:46 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni)
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A shame that such a sturdy, handsome animal is also endangered. external link


Terry Costales Animalblog internal link   •  Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 30 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:47:26 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana)
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A sheepish tête à tête.


Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 31 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:26:38 Monday 11 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Angeles_Zoo
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Koi
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The koi occupied a small portion of the amazing lily pond at Balboa Park internal link This fish was at least a foot and a half long and appeared pettable. Koi are domesticated carp. external link


Lily Pond, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 February, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 9:32:37 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Balboa_Park
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Opuntia (Cactus Fruit)
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In October there was still a small fruit on this potted cactus. external link


Old Cactus Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 12 February, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:11:54 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Balboa_Park
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Cactus Flower
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This cactus flower seemed quite orchid-like to my uneducated botanical eye.


Old Cactus Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 19 February, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:15:01 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Balboa_Park
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African Spotted-necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis)
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The otters were swimming in very clean, clear water. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 21 February, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:49:14 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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African Spotted-necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis)
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Look closely and you can see the light colored spots on the throat of this otter which give it its name.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 February, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:49:23 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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African Spotted-necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis)
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Long, sleek and curious.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 23 February, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:50:24 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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African Spotted-necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis)
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You can clearly see the otter's webbed feet in this photo.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 24 February, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:50:24 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
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Here is a juvenile Chilean flamingo, showing only a promise of his or her future pink self. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 February, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:09:58 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Unknown Bird
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I thought this was a bustard of some sort or perhaps a guan. However, I have not been able to identify it. If anyone can help please do, I'd appreciate it.


Rudolf Saturday 8 March 2014
Chauna torquata - Southern Screamer


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:11:59 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Schmidt's Spot-nosed Guenon
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A small cute monkey on a rope. external link


(Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti)   •  San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 2 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:48:27 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus)
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Not much more than the snout could be seen of this unique Red River Hog. I'm not sure why but this is one of my favorite animals. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 3 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:55:30 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Stellar's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)
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The Stellar's Sea Eagle is related to the American Eagle and shares the same fierce profile. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:02:13 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
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The well muscled head of a zebra reminds me of a ballerina on her toes. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:10 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)
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The pink reflections of other flamingos provided a nice background for this photo. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:39:57 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Schmidt's Spot-nosed Guenon
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This little monkey sat in his tree, alert and healthy .


(Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti)   •  San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 8 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:52:40 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
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Synchronized neck displays must become an Olympic event! external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 03:53:38 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
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An Okapi is the shorter forest version of the giraffe. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 10 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:42:57 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Koi
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A golden Koi swimming in dramatic reflections. external link


Lily Pond, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 14 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:09:30 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Balboa_Park
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European tree frog (Hyla arborea)
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I believe this was a European Tree Frog but I wouldn't be surprised if I was wrong. external link


Natural History Museum internal link, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 19 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:39:12 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9767
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Koi Pond
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The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park had the most serene koi pond I'd ever seen. external link


Japanese Friendship Garden internal link Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 20 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:08:39 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9788
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Koi
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Shapes, colors and composition give this photo the feel of serenity that the actual place gave to me.


Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:57:11 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Balboa_Park
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Koi
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A group of Koi display their various types of beauty.


Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 23 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:56:39 Thursday 14 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Balboa_Park
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Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis)
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This little fox from the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara does inspire the urge to cuddle it. external link


Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Saturday 1 January, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:14:56 Friday 8 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Barbara_Zoo
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Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
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Although perfectly equipped for survival in their natural habitat, the seemingly ungainly flamingo just doesn't seem possible.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 25 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:10:11 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
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This juvenile bird has months to go before it acquires the splendid color of its parents. internal link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 26 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:54:13 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #diego_Zoo
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Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
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A beautiful zebra overlooked its enclosure.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:27 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
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Modern Art created by using a digital camera, scratched plexiglass and a cooperating Polar Bear. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:52 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Female Duck
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A female duck dabbling in emerald green water.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:34:41 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Speke's Gazelle (Gazella spekei)
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This gazelle is "pronking" (a combination of running, bouncing, and jumping). external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 30 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:07:24 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Speke's Gazelle (Gazella spekei)
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Here is a group of Speke's Gazelles not "pronking" internal link, but just standing around. The folds of skin over their noses are said to help amplify their alarm calls. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 31 March, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:11:31 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Speke's Gazelle (Gazella spekei)
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A well camouflaged youngster with that typical wrinkly nose.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 1 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:29:58 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Chacoan Peccary (Catagonus wagneri)
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There is just something ugly-adorable about pigs. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 2 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:15:36 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Chacoan Peccary (Catagonus wagneri)
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Sweet, sweet face.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 3 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:15:52 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
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The wonderfully photogenic Mandarin would not show his face. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 4 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:34:58 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
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The elephant ambled across its enclosure.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 5 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:11:54 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Lowland Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni)
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The male Nyala has large spiral horns and a dark shaggy coat. The three in this photo however are all female. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 6 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:38 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
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A sleepy little Koala rested in a tree. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 9 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:45:53 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
(57 of 123) (85422 views)

20110410_Koala_Feeding_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A close-up of a cuddly koala feeding in the sun.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:46:47 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Domestic Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus)
(58 of 123) (85485 views)

20110411_Domestic_Bactrian_Camel_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Here is a close-up of a camel showing its awful teeth and lovely eyes. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 11 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:50:07 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
(59 of 123) (85291 views)

20110412_Koala_Closeup_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A portrait of the fuzzy cute Koala. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 12 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:47:11 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Domestic Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus)
(60 of 123) (85427 views)

20110414_Vocalizing_Domestic_Bactrian_Camel_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A vocalizing camel.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Thursday 14 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:50:22 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales
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Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)
(61 of 123) (85776 views)

20110416_Secretary_Bird_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

An extraordinary giant of a bird right out of Dr. Seuss. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 16 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:08:33 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
(62 of 123) (85270 views)

20110417_Northern_Shoveler_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A male shoveler created lovely ripples when he emerged from his pond. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 17 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:00:18 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
(63 of 123) (85362 views)

20110420_Northern_Shoveler_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

This profile of the Northern Shoveler illustrates its namesake bill.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 20 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:00:23 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
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20110421_Capybara_Dozed_In_Sun_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A sleepy capybara dozed in the sun.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 21 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:15:38 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Addra Gazelle (Gazella dama ruficollis)
(65 of 123) (85410 views)

20110422_Addra_Gazelle_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A close-up of an Addra Gazelle. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 22 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:13:48 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Sun Bear (Ursus malayanus)
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20110423_Sun_Bear_With_Basket_On_Head_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Bears can be silly and this Sun Bear from Malaysia was no exception. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 23 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:52 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
(67 of 123) (85341 views)

20110425_Double_Crested_Cormorant_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

There were several cormorants nesting inside the zoo even though it was October. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 25 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:37:38 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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African Olive Pigeon (Columba arquatrix)
(68 of 123) (88141 views)

20110427_African_Olive_Pigeon_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

This handsome Olive Pigeon eyed the photographer suspiciously. external link


Animalblog internal link Pigeon Collection   •  San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 27 April, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:22:40 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (Chlamydera cerviniventris)
(69 of 123) (86734 views)

20110501_Fawn_Breasted_Bowerbird_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Known as the Braunbauch-Laubenvogel in Germany, the Fawn-breasted Bowerbird we saw seemed like a sweet, industrious little individual. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 1 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:09:20 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
(70 of 123) (88584 views)

20110513_Nicobar_Pigeon_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

This large pigeon with the remarkable feathers comes from the Nicobar Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. external link


Animalblog internal link Pigeon Collection   •  San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 13 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:14:03 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Bali Mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi)
(71 of 123) (85488 views)

20110514_Bali_Mynahs_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

The Bali Mynahs in the aviary seemed curious and friendly but sadly they are almost extinct in the wild. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:23:38 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Malay Great Argus Pheasant
(72 of 123) (85394 views)

20110515_Malay_Great_Argus_Pheasant_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

This is part of the tail of a male Great Argus pheasant. Like the peacock, the male pheasant is much more impractical than the female. external link


(Argusianus argus)   •  San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 15 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:11:59 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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African Open-billed Stork
(73 of 123) (85298 views)

20110516_African_Open-billed_Stork_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

In this photo you aren't able to see the small gap in the bill that gives this stork its name. That gap allows for more strength at the tip of the bill for pulling the meat out of the shells of mollusks. external link


(Anastomus lamelligerus)   •  San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 16 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:45:56 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
(74 of 123) (87059 views)

20110517_Great_Horned_Owel_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

This owl drew a large crowd of admirers when brought out and presented to the public. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 17 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:11:59 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Wood Duck (Aix sponsa )
(75 of 123) (85445 views)

20110518_Wood_Duck_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A beautiful duck swimming in golden reflections. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 18 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:03:43 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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White-headed Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps)
(76 of 123) (85258 views)

20110519_White-headed_Lapwing_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

I'd never seen a bird with such striking beak adornments. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:14:40 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)
(77 of 123) (85763 views)

20110520_Lesser_Flamingo_Eye_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

I would not like to meet an angry flamingo if those eyes are any indication of temperment. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 20 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:40:56 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)
(78 of 123) (85473 views)

20110521_Lesser_Flamingo_Dramatic_Face_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

The very dramatic looking face of a Lesser Flamingo. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 21 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:40:56 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
(79 of 123) (85523 views)

20110522_Caribbean_Flamingo_As_Art_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

The flamingo can also be viewed as art.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 22 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:53:38 Friday 15 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
(80 of 123) (85552 views)

20110523_Okapi_Legs_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A close-up of Okapi legs forming wonderful patterns of black and white. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:43:05 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
(81 of 123) (85489 views)

20110524_Grevys_Zebra_As_Art_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Another animal posing as art.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:05:02 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
(82 of 123) (85587 views)

20110525_Elephant_Eye_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

An elephant gives the photographer the eye.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 25 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:58:21 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
(83 of 123) (85644 views)

20110527_Asian_Elephant_Nose_On_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

An elephant gives the photographer its other eye. internal link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 27 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:58:21 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Unknown Bird
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20110528_Unidentified_Blue_Bird_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

This was a very strikingly beautiful bird with its totally blue feathers, but I do not know its name.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Saturday 28 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:08:29 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales
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African Open-billed Stork
(85 of 123) (85409 views)

20110530_African_Open_billed_Stork_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Not your traditionally beautiful bird, but quite striking in its own way.


(Anastomus lamelligerus)   •  San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 30 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:48:25 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Wading Bird
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20110531_Unknown_Wading_Bird_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

I thought this small wading bird would be easy to identify, but alas, for me it was not.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 31 May, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:11:59 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
(87 of 123) (85261 views)

20110601_White_Faced_Whistling_Duck_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Whistling ducks do use a variety of whistling calls instead of the expected quacks. external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 1 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:15:36 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Golden-breasted Starling
(88 of 123) (85354 views)

20110602_Golden_Breasted_Starling_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

This gaudy starling is a far cry from the common black starlings I usually see. external link


(Cosmopsarus regius)   •  San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 2 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:21:27 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Unknown Bird
(89 of 123) (89495 views)

20110603_Possible_Flycatcher_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

I believe this to be a flycatcher, but I couldn't positively identify it. external link


Rudolf Saturday 8 March 2014
Looks like a juveniel : Rackuet-tailed Roller (Coracia spatulatus)


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:08:29 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Unknown Bird
(90 of 123) (89016 views)

20110604_Possible_Flycatcher_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Another photo of yesterday's unidentified bird. internal link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 4 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:17:45 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Ibis?
(91 of 123) (89129 views)

20110606_Possible_Ibis_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

This bird looks like an Ibis to me, but I can't identify it. Frustrating.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 6 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:24:21 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Unknown Bird
(92 of 123) (89120 views)

20110607_Unidentified_Bird_San_Diego.jpg

A handsome, curious and unidentified bird from one of the San Diego Zoo aviaries.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 7 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:20:23 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #San_Diego
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Unknown Bird
(93 of 123) (89296 views)

20110608_Yesterdays_Bird_From_The_Back_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

Another view of the unidentified bird from yesterday's blog.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 8 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:43:59 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales
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Unidentified Bird
(94 of 123) (89244 views)

20110615_Unidentified_Yellow_Bird_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

A lovely yellow bird high above my head remains anonymous.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 15 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:41:38 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Unidentified Bird
(95 of 123) (88989 views)

20110616_Unidentified_Yellow_Bird_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

The little bird is asking "Who am I?" and I have no answer.


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 16 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:41:38 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius)
(96 of 123) (85337 views)

20110618_Sociable_Weaver_San_Diego_Zoo.jpg

In the center of this photo is a small brown bird about five and a half inches long, with a blue bill. It is not perched on the side of a haystack, but the communal nest the flock has built. There may be 100 families in there! external link


San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 18 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:47:35 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Diego_Zoo
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African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
(97 of 123) (85722 views)

20110619_Afircan_Spoonbill_San_Diego_Safari_Park.jpg

This African Spoonbill has a crazed look in its eye, but I think that's just the camera angle. external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Sunday 19 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:23:38 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Safari_Park
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Hammerkopf (Scopus umbretta)
(98 of 123) (85251 views)

20110620_Hammerkopf_San_Diego_Safari_Park.jpg

The Hammerkopf is an African water bird that builds several huge nests every year. I'd love to see one in the wild someday. external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Monday 20 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:33:30 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Safari_Park
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Mindanao Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba crinigera)
(99 of 123) (88069 views)

20110623_Mindanao_Bleeding-heart_Safari_Park_San_Diego.jpg

This pigeon never stood still for an instant so I had to get his photo on the run. external link


Animalblog internal link Pigeon Collection   •  Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 23 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:33:00 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #San_Diego
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Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres)
(100 of 123) (85486 views)

20110624_Cape_Vulture_San_Diego_Safari_Park.jpg

These beautiful birds seemed to be in their natural habitat but you know they have been rendered flightless. external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Friday 24 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:44 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Safari_Park
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African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
(101 of 123) (85369 views)

20110627_African_Spoonbill_San_Diego_Safari_park.jpg

With a bill like that, every angle is remarkable. internal link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:23:49 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Safari_park
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White-headed Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps)
(102 of 123) (85517 views)

20110628_White_Headed_Lapwing_San_Diego_Safari_Park_TNT_9855.jpg

In this photo can be seen two little "spikes" jutting out from the upper chest of this bird. I have not been able to find any mention of them in any descriptions. Another mystery for now. external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 June, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:24:38 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9855
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African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
(103 of 123) (85454 views)

20110704_African_Spoonbill_Face_On_Safari_park_San_Diego.jpg

This is my last goofy spoonbill photo. Unless I get to take more in the future.


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Monday 4 July, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:23:49 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #San_Diego
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Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres)
(104 of 123) (85288 views)

20110705_Cape_Vulture_Safari_Park_San_Diego.jpg

Vultures are not usually thought of as beautiful, but this Cape Vulture is quite handsome. external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 5 July, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:56 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #San_Diego
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Ugandan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothchildi)
(105 of 123) (85482 views)

20110728_Ugandan_Giraffe_Safari_Park_San_Deigo_TNT_9945.jpg

I find the shape of the giraffe unlikely and wonderful.external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 28 July, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:33:00 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9945
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African Wild Ass (Equus africanus)
(106 of 123) (85837 views)

20110819_African_Wild_Ass_Safari_Park_San_Diego_TNT_9952.jpg

The African Wild Asses were a beautiful and vocal group of animals. They came trotting down a hill to greet the tram as it passed by. external link


Julia Vilstrup Mouatt Thursday 18 July 2013
I have found a picture of an African wild ass (Equus africanus) on your site taken by Terry Costales, and reading your terms I understand that I can use it if it's for non-commercial use if I credit bcx.news and photographer Terry Costales? It is among some other pics for the front cover of my phd thesis. Is this ok?
Terry Costales Friday 19 July 2013 I would be honored for you to use the photo, thank you. Could you email me the finished cover so I may see it after it's done? I have friends that live in Copenhagen and I'm going to brag about this to them! Good luck with your thesis,
Julia Vilstrup Mouatt Saturday 230 July 2013 Thank you so much. I'm handing in next week. Attached is the front two pages internal link (the 2nd page is not complete finished) but I'll credit you and bcx.news. Lovely picture of the somali wild ass.


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Friday 19 August, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:14:55 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9952
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African Wild Ass (Equus africanus)
(107 of 123) (85898 views)

20110826_African_Wild_Ass_Safari_Park_San_Diego_TNT_9956.jpg

It seems as if a child imagined this whimsical animal into existence. external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Friday 26 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:14:55 Friday 15 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9956
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Ugandan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothchildi)
(108 of 123) (86467 views)

20110827_Ugandan_Giraffe_Safari_Park_San_Diego_TNT_9945.jpg

The improbable Giraffe sits improbably.


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Saturday 27 August, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:14:00 Friday 15 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9945
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African Wild Ass (Equus africanus)
(109 of 123) (85267 views)

201108289_African_Wild_Ass_Safari_Park_San_Diego_TNT_9957.jpg

I think these sweet faces belie a feisty nature.


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Sunday 28 August, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:15:23 Friday 15 October, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9957
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Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)
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The Gemsbok is part of the Oryx family and a handsome one at that. external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Monday 29 August, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:14:08 Friday 15 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_9948
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Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
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The female Bighorn does not have the giant horns that the males carry. external link


Terry Costales Animalblog internal link   •  Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 September, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 02:41:56 Friday 15 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_0178
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Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
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A closer look at the female Bighorn sheep.


Terry Costales Animalblog internal link   •  Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 4 October, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 02:42:08 Friday 15 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_0179
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Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
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The horns of the male Bighorn Sheep are indeed big. As he gets older, the horns will get even bigger.


Terry Costales Animalblog internal link   •  Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Sunday 9 October, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 02:42:23 Friday 15 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_0182
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Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
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This male is demonstrating that size does matter.


Terry Costales Animalblog internal link   •  Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Monday 10 October, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 02:42:52 Friday 15 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_0184
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Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)
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Not a beautiful animal, but smart and intriguing. external link


Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link   •  (Photo posted Saturday 15 October, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:51:04 Friday 15 October, 2010)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TNT_0001
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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This was an extremely common bird on the island but they were amazing! Dramatic looking but quite mischievous. We saw one open the flip top of a ketchup bottle to get himself a treat. external link


Ometepe Island, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 26 November, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 07:19:24 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Island_Nicaragua
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Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
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A slightly blurred photo of a Groove-billed Ani due to a fast moving boat. The driver was more interested in showing us the homes on the isletas than the birdlife. external link


Isletas, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 3 December, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:29:32 Saturday 12 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Isletas_Nicaragua
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Nests of the Montezuma Oropendola
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The hanging nests of the Montezuma Oropendola bird. external link A little while later I was able to see one of the builders.


  •  Isletas, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 18 December, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:29:08 Sunday 13 November)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Lake_Nicaragua
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Brahman Cattle
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These two cows were foraging at the forest's edge where it met the beach. The cattle roam free all day and return to the farm at dusk. external link


Playa de Hermosa, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 19 December, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:19:08 Monday 21 November, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Hermosa_Nicaragua
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Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)
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After seeing the hanging nests in three Central American countries and only hearing and catching fleeting glimpses of this bird, I finally saw one clearly and fairly close up. external link


Isletas, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 20 December, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:37:56 Sunday 13 November, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Lake_Nicaragua
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Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
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Fantastic good luck to get all of this bird in the frame when the boat slowed down a bit. external link


Isletas, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 December, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:52:06 Sunday 13 November, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0061
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Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha)
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When we visited a coffee plantation on the slopes of Mombacho Volcano, I saw this little wren in the bushes. I was able to capture the classic "wren with tail in air" pose. external link


Mombacho Volcano internal link Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 22 December, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:36:52 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0137
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Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha)
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A black and white silhouette of the bird seen in yesterday's posting. internal link Even without color it is still undeniably a wren. external link


Hue Barclay 09:42:00 Tuesday 4 December 2012
Beautiful pictures. I like that they weren't posed and not all were showing their "best parts". I felt like I went on walkabout, not on safari!


Mombacho Volcano, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Friday 23 December, 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:36:57 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0137
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