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Malayan Night Heron


Malayan Night Heron
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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: 2009-12-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-21 0:38
Viewed: 3254
Points: 4
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Malayan Night Heron
(Gorsachius melanolophus)
Size: 48 cm

Description:
The adult has a uniform dark rufous colour with a blackish cap, missing on the similar Japanese Night Heron, G. goisagi.

Voice:
A series of deep oo notes.

Habits:
A very secretive bird, staying inside flooded forests and overgrown lowland swamps. Itís also seen near cultivation during migration. It feeds mainly on insects, mollusks, small amphibians, reptiles and sometimes fish. Nocturnal and not often observed; breeding habits and movements little studied.

Distribution:
A rare winter visitor in the island.


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nice to see this heron again and agian, TFS Ori

Interesting camouflage colors of this bird.
Good picture,well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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