Long Legged Bird

God help anyone who finds this picture through Google. I wonder what they were really looking for!
Matt, any idea what kind of bird this is?
Pictured in the aviary at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

In other news, I received an email from GE Health. My photo of a skateboarder is on their website and will be displayed in Times Square in April!


  1. Reply
    Micki March 16, 2006

    Hey! Congrats to you!

  2. Reply
    Matty March 16, 2006

    Donncha, you’ve got me here. I may have to go to Chicago to find out what it is.

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    coffeelover March 17, 2006

    Lovely contrast here.

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    JS April 5, 2006

    That’s a sun bittern.

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    Pat November 7, 2006

    We have a winner! JS is correct. It’s a Sunbittern (one word).

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    Em December 20, 2006

    I found this through google! I was looking for a clue to a crossword puzzle _RA___. I was amused by the comment on your picture about people searching through Google. 🙂

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    Kathy October 25, 2007

    I found this on Google, too. I was trying to identify a bird that a friend photographed–that has long legs. I wondered what you might have thought anyone who did find it through Google might have been looking for.

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    Denise June 8, 2009

    I found this through google – I’m trying to find the answer to a quiz question regarding childhood games and activities. The clue is:
    ‘Long legged type of birds’
    For example ‘Tuneful seats’ is musical chairs.
    I’ll carry on my search…

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    Shataz April 23, 2011

    I found this picture looking up “birds oregon long legs” after observing a bird-couple in our bark mulch out front for the past few hours. I think they are laying eggs in the bark mulch!

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