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Squacco Heron

Squacco Heron
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Copyright: Amos Dor (amosdor) (105)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 10D
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-22 14:44
Viewed: 4301
Points: 10
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The Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides, is a small heron, 40-49 cm long with 82-95 cm wingspan. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Greater Middle East. It 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.

Their breeding habitat is marshy wetlands in warm countries. They nest in small colonies, often with other wading birds, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. 3-4 eggs are laid.

These herons feed on fish, frogs and insects.


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To maurydv: Ciao Maurizio,amosdor 1 08-23 07:37
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Hi Amos Dor,
Lovely close-up. Very nice capture with nice use of light. Very well presented.
Anil Purohit

Ciao Amos,
non si tratta di Sgarza ciuffetto (Ardeola ralloides), ma di Nitticora (Nycticorax nycticorax), che puoi confrontare anche con un giovane da poco involato dal nido. Anche nel tuo caso si tratta di un giovane involatoquest'anno, poiché ha ancora l'iride gialla.
Bellissimo questo ritratto ravvicinato.
Grzie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

nice one, but its a young night heron, TFS Ori

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  • CelloO (50)
  • [2010-08-23 10:36]

Hi Amos Dor,

Very nice capture, it is a beautiful portrait with very nice colors.

thanks for sharing

bye bye Marcel.

Hello Amos,
Impressive portrait of this heron, well composed, with nice details on the eye and feathers. Very good management of light. Good night,

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