National Geographic : 1956 Jul
110 W. Robert Moore, National Geographic Staff + Camera Corps Focuses on a Sod Platform Where Tame Birds Perform the Act of Anting Six photographers, working in shifts, put in weeks of patient labor in the author's observatory to film the anting rites. Here Robert Gunn (left), Reginald Corlett, and Risty Perotto keep cameras trained on an oriole about to ant. Mr. Ivor stands at right; Baltimore and orchard orioles alight on his hands and beg for ants. Cages house only sick or belligerent birds. -+ At times as many as 20 birds, of several species, crowded the sod-their natural enmity forgotten in the apparent ecstasy of anting. Here a female cardinal (left) draws tail and right wing forward preparatory to anting; a female and two male Baltimore orioles move in on the ant hill.