Touch Down, Black And White, Stork - click to enlarge

Touch Down, Black And White, Stork

This image nicely displays the multiple layers of feathers on big wading birds.

Touch Down, Black And White, Stork - click to enlarge
Touch Down, Black And White, Stork – click to enlarge

The second layer of wing feathers are called ‘Coverts’, looking almost like a cape on some large birds.

Coverts are very pronounced on a Wood Stork since the main flight feathers are black, the coverts white.

They always add some contrast to any image of a Wood Stork landing.

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