Another quick picture post before we dive into taxonomy next week. I shot this flamingo in the zoo in Seoul just on Friday and rather like the resting posture seen here on the massively elongate metatarsals (though these are mostly in the air thanks to the solid ground and the bulbous ankles). You often see ratites in this kind of posture but I’ve not seen too many other birds adopt this position and it’s neat to see it in a bird with such exaggerated legs. It is also something you occasionally see in theropod tracks such as the resting trace I covered a few months back.
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