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Loafing among the lilypads


Loafing among the lilypads
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Copyright: Uma KS (uma_k5) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 6 N: 48] (313)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-21 9:49
Viewed: 2667
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

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. It is very similar to the Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides, but is darker-backed. To the east of its range, it is replaced by the Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus.

The Indian Pond Heron's 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. 3-5 eggs are laid. These herons feed on insects, fish and amphibians. During the breeding season, there are records of individuals with red legs. The numbers do not suggest that this is the normal change during the breeding season and some have suggested the possibility of it being genetic variants.

This is a very common species in India, where it is often quite tame and easily approachable. It can often be seen foraging around rubbish heaps on the outskirts of villages, as well as in more natural habitats.

This bird was first described by Colonel W. H. Sykes in 1832 and given its scientific name in honour of John Edward Gray.

(From Wikipedia)


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-05-21 10:08]
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Nice shot, for change good to see in Lotus pond!You captured with good details,nice composition.

Hi Uma ,
nice image with great composition.
beautiful colours and good light.
well done.
Greeting
Saeed

Hello Uma,
Very nice composition.I totally agree with Rathika that its a wonderful change to see it in Lily pond. usually you see it paddy feilds or near rivers and ponds. But this one is good. Good details and colours.
TFS, Smitha.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-23 20:35]

Uma lovely shot of this bird pond heron. I am always fond of keep shooting although i may have 100 pictures. This is 101, TFS ganesh

PT))))

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