|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Green-backed Heron (Bactorides striata)|
The sexes are alike with the female a little duller. Small size with blackish-green back and grey underparts. When breeding the eyes are orange and legs are orange to orange-red. Non-breeding they are duller, the eyes are yellow and legs yellow-brown.
Status: Fairly common resident mostly sedentary and solitary.
Habitat: Vegetated fresh water margins.
Food: Fish, frogs, reptiles, birds and insects.
This image was captured at Lake Panic, Kruger National Park.
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- [2019-10-10 22:25]
- [2019-10-11 13:56]
Hi Ben,curious pose and perfect sharpness,an excellent capture of this heron species,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Excellent photo with great pose from the heron. Beautiful details / sharpness on the plumage and well blurred background to gain attention on the heron only. Nice colors, especially the orange / red legs make good contrast with the other part of the image. Elegant work, congratulations! Just a little amendment to your note: the genus name is Butorides, not Bactorides.
Kind regards from Ireland, László