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Black-Crowned Night Heron

Black-Crowned Night Heron
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Copyright: Farid Radjouh (ridfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Mark II N, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Compact Flash Card
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 6:53
Viewed: 3134
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black Crowned Night Heron is a small and bulky, very pale grey and black bird with bright yellow legs and a long, white, whispy nape plume. Immatures might be mistaken for Eurasian (Great) Bitterns but are browner, have very large buff or white spots on the upperparts and in flight have more rapid wing beats. Black-Crowned Night-Herons spend most of the day roosting, usually in tree tangles and thickets. They venture forth at sunset to feed. Their call is a frog-like "kwok". They occur in sometimes large roosts.

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  • nyala Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
  • [2007-08-11 8:06]

Hello Ridfa,

Belle photo, merci pour le partage

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-11 9:28]
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Hello Farid,
Fine capture of a Black-crowned Night Heron with fine sharpness and composition to include its reflection in the water. Nice action as it is walking.
Note that this is not a Little bittern.

Hi Farud! Great image with good detail! Well done! I am however pretty sure that it is a Black crowned Night Heron, and not a Little Bittern, that you got there. The little bittern does not have the clear colors (gray, white and black), but are more mottled with brownish elements - especially in the throat/neck area.
Cheers, Klaus!

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