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Von Schrenck's Bittern

Von Schrenck's Bittern
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-11 5:20
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Points: 2
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Von Schrenck’s Bittern
(Ixobrychus eurhythmus) 紫背苇鳽
Size: 38 cm

Male has a uniformly pale brown under-parts contrasting with black brown upper-parts.

Low squaks in flight.

During migration frequents grassy freshwater swamps and river banks. It thrives in thick vegetation, but sometimes emerges into open areas. It may be somewhat crepuscular.

Rare winter visitors in the island.

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I will have to post some meerkat shots just for you.
This is well captured with good colors and detail. I like the one foot up pose.
Well done and TFS.

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