Courting Style of a Pacific Reef Egret
|Copyright: alyssa erika louis agaban (seafetish)
|Date Taken: 2010-11-10|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-04-03 20:19|
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|Paficic Reef Egret (Egretta sacra)|
Also known as Pacific Reef Egret or Eastern Reef Egret.
Pasific Reef Egret is a kind of heron. They are found in many areas of Asia including the oceanic region of India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Polynesia, and in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.
Pacific Reef Herons are medium-sized herons, reaching 57 to 66 centimeters in length. They have a wingspan of between 90 and 110 centimeters and reach an average weight of 400 grams.
The species displays an unusual, non-sexual dimorphism, with some members having entirely white plumage and others (the larger portion) being charcoal-grey. The reason for the color variation or "morph," is unknown, though it is most commonly thought to be related to camouflage.
This photo was taken in Corregidor Island, Philippines.
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a good moment pic of these two egrets in full flight and quite a challenge you managed quite well. A pitty the background is in the same colours than the birds, so they do not stand out very good and are not really visible.
with my best regards