Coot face

It came right at our feet, so I had to oblige with a close up shot. The red thingy is apparently not a third eye but a “frontal shield”. A lot of bird species have them, in various sizes and shapes. They serve for protection, mate identification, and / or sexual selection.

29 January 2022

  • Camera: ILCE-7M3
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter: 1/320 s

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