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Ardea Cinerea


Ardea Cinerea
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Copyright: George Gialaouzidis (lc4giala) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 25] (237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6,3 APO HSM, RAW, UV Hoya 86mm
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/750 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-27 11:35
Viewed: 3613
Points: 2
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Ardea Cinerea S-84/102mm FT-155/175 (Σταχτοτσικνιάς-Ψαροφάς)
It is a large bird, standing 90-100 cm tall, with a 175-195 cm wingspan and a weight of 1-2 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks. The call is a loud croaking "fraaank". The Australian White-faced Heron is often incorrectly called Grey Heron.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Heron

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Hi George,
Interesting photo of this Grey Heron - Good sharpness and detail.
Regards,
Phillip

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