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|SQUACCO HERON - Danube Delta|
The squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides) is a small heron, 44–47 cm (17–19 in) long, of which the body is 20–23 cm (7.9–9.1 in), with 80–92 cm (31–36 in) wingspan. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Greater Middle East.
The squacco heron is a migrant, wintering in Africa. It is rare north of its breeding range. This is a stocky species with a short neck, short thick bill and buff-brown back. In summer, adults have long neck feathers. Its appearance is transformed in flight, when it looks very white due to the colour of the wings.
The squacco heron's breeding habitat is marshy wetlands in warm countries. The birds nest in small colonies, often with other wading birds, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. Three to four eggs are laid. They feed on fish, frogs and insects.
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- [2019-04-01 2:11]
Yes the auto pilot is on there it is landing, the trasparency of it's wing creared more beauty.
TFS keep it up, well frozen shot.
- [2019-04-02 3:56]
Hi Marius,fantastic in flight capture another time,absolutely perfect,2 points are not enough. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Roland, great capture of lovely inflight Heron, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Perfect focus, Marius. Well captured this Squaco Heron which I've captured also recently.
Thanks and regards,