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Courting Clark's Grebes | by Let there be light (A.J. McCullough)
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Courting Clark's Grebes

The male (right) passes a freshly-caught fish to the female. This courting ritual allows the female to evaluate the male's ability to feed a family.

 

Here the female has taken possession of the fish. She went on to swallow it whole, with her back to me.

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Taken on May 7, 2018