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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
Viewed: 5000
Points: 2
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Von Schrenck’s Bittern
(Ixobrychus eurhythmus) 紫背苇鳽
Size: 38 cm

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

Voice:
Low squaks in flight.

Habits:
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.

Distribution:
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.
Greetings
Frans.

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