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29-APR-2012 Tom Grey

American Avocets, after mating

Palo Alto Baylands

The male and female briefly walk side by side in unison, immediately after copulating. A sequence of seven images showing this pair's courting, copulation, and aftermath is at . Stilts have a similar mating ritual; see their post-coital promenade at .

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/2500s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso800 full exif

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