Squacco heron(alaca balikcil)
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Squacco Heron, is a small heron, 44–47 centimetres (17–19 in) long, of which the body is 20–23 centimetres (7.9–9.1 in), with 80–92 centimetres (31–36 in) wingspan. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Greater Middle East. It is a migrant, wintering in Africa. |
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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- [2011-05-20 23:39]
Excellent photograph with great background, sharpness, contrast and pov.
Great portrait of a heron Squacco, perfect sharpness and colors.
- [2011-05-21 4:48]
A fine and charming picture of a Squacco Heron standing in a flowery meadow, which gives to the shot a poetical atmosphere. Well presented with the bird in a decentred position. Well seen, really.
What a great Heron capture. Nice focus and pose of the bird. I like how you left so much environment in this picture. The nice dark green grass contrasts nicely with the bird. Well done.
- [2013-01-12 8:00]
superb expo and DOF managing, .. great work indeed