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Tonto wanna-be | by John Kok
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Tonto wanna-be

Tonto, played by Johnny Depp in the 2013 Lone Ranger movie sported just such headwear as this African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) did.


The eagle was perched on a branch opposite the pan from us. The Fork-tailed Drongos (Dicrurus adsimilis) there took exception to its presence and proceeded to attack it, making many diving runs. After being pecked on the head quite a few times (and only captured once by pure luck in this shot), the eagle got the message and flew off.


Sighted from -18.37050 23.47406 (18°22'13.8"S 023°28'26.6"E)

30 April 2014 8:35am


Nikkor 800/5.6E VR


Kwando Lagoon Camp, Ngamiland North, Botswana

-18.21539 23.41289 (18°12'55.4"S 023°24'46.4"E)

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Taken on April 30, 2014