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Night Heron


Night Heron
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Copyright: Florin Stavarache (florin_greeny) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 43] (168)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, canon 300mn f/4 L IS + TC1.4, 77mm UV HD HOYA
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 9:34
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Points: 6
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The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) commonly abbreviated to just Night Heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia (where replaced by the closely related Rufous Night Heron, with which it has hybridized in the area of contact).
Adults are approximately 64 cm long and weigh 800 g. They have a black crown and back with the remainder of the body white or grey, red eyes, and short yellow legs. Young birds are brown, flecked with white and grey. These are short-necked and stout herons.
The breeding habitat is fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout much of the world. The subspecies N. n. hoactli breeds in North and South America from Canada as far south as northern Argentina and Chile, N. n. obscurus in southernmost South America, N. n. falklandicus in the Falkland Islands, and the nominate race N. n. nycticorax in Europe, Asia and Africa. Black-crowned Night Herons nest in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees, or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reedbeds. Three to eight eggs are laid.

This heron is migratory in the northernmost part of its range, but otherwise resident (even in the cold Patagonia). The North American population winters in Mexico, the southern United States, Central America, and the West Indies, and the Old World birds winter in tropical Africa and southern Asia.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-09 10:07]

Salut Florin
Foarte faina si cu o claritate de invidiat. Mai astept si alte poze, ca stiu ca ai...si ai si cu ce ;).
Numai bine
Razvan

Florin
Splendida captura ta!
Nu am mai vazut o asemenea pasare nicidata, insa este extrem de faina.
Mariana

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-09 11:36]

Seara buna Florin,
frumoasa captura. Excelente detalii. O compozitie superba, felicitari.
O seara frumoasa,
Adrian

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