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Copyright: Parvulescu Lucian (parvulescubio) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 13 N: 243] (1541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Danube Delta
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 5:15
Viewed: 3257
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My trip is go to the end,
here is one of the last image that I share you, is a Egretta garzetta or Little Egret, very very common bird from wetlands, especially in Danube Delta.
She is lesser sister of Great White Egret (Egretta alba) with yellow beak and black feet.

The Little Egret nests in colonies, often with other wading birds, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs or in a reedbed or bamboo grove. Pairs defend a small breeding territory, usually extending around 3-4 m from the nest. The three to five eggs are incubated by both adults for 21-25 days to hatching. They are oval in shape and a have a pale, non-glossy, blue-green colour. The young birds are covered in white down feathers, are cared for by both parents and fledge after 40 to 45 days.
At one time, the plumes of the Little Egret and other egrets were in demand for decorating hats. They had been used for this purpose since at least the 17th century but in the 19th century it became a major craze and the number of egret skins passing through dealers reached into the millions. Egret farms were set up where the birds could be plucked without being killed but most of the supply was obtained by hunting which reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels (stimulating the establishment of Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in 1889). Now conservation laws protect this species, and the population has rebounded strongly.

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Le ciel d'un bleu profond met bien en évidence cet oiseau unijambiste.
Bonne journée.

Hi Parvulescu,
Nice compo.
Guess you introduced a new place: Danube Delta!
Well done

Buna Lucian...
Foarte relaxata este..,ai dreptate!
Imi place POV-ul ales..
Sa ai o zi buna..

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