Hammerkop

Uploaded: March 09, 2020 | Entered: March 09, 2020 00:00:00

Description

Among certain African tribes the Hammerkop is believed to be the lightning bird. Among others the lightning bird is believed to manifest itself only through lightning, except to women, to whom it reveals itself as a bird. In these instances, the bird is of imaginary nature and may take several forms. In one instance a village girl described a black rooster-like bird that ran up her hoe and left claw marks on her body before it flew back to the clouds. In other instances, it is described as having iridescent feathers like a peacock's or a fiery red tail, bill and legs. Most supposed sightings describe the lightning bird as a winged creature the size of a man, when needed it can indeed masquerade as a human, but usually it's a huge black and white bird of prey.

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 6D Mark II; Shutter Speed: 1/250; Aperture: f/6.3; ISO: 12800; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:03:02 14:08:56

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Terry Korpela level-deluxe March 09, 2020

Nicely Done Micky! #1735398

Micky Cleveland level-classic March 09, 2020

Thanks Terry #11796321

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