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Black-crowned night heron

Black-crowned night heron
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Copyright: Nagesh Vannur (nagesh) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 69] (362)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-15
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-17 4:36
Viewed: 641
Points: 8
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These birds stand still at the water's edge and wait to ambush prey, mainly at night or early morning. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, small mammals and small birds. During the day they rest in trees or bushes

Name :- Black-crowned night heron
Scientific name :- Nycticorax nycticorax

Description :- Adults are approximately 64 cm (25 in) long and weigh 800 g (28 oz). They have a black crown and back with the remainder of the body white or grey, red eyes, and short yellow legs. They have pale grey wings and white under parts. Two or three long white plumes, erected in greeting and courtship displays, extend from the back of the head. The sexes are similar in appearance although the males are slightly larger. Black-crowned night herons do not fit the typical body form of the heron family. They are relatively stocky with shorter bills, legs, and necks than their more familiar cousins, the egrets and "day" herons. Their resting posture is normally somewhat hunched but when hunting they extend their necks and look more like other wading birds.

Immature birds have dull grey-brown plumage on their heads, wings, and backs, with numerous pale spots. Their underparts are paler and streaked with brown. The young birds have orange eyes and duller yellowish-green legs. They are very noisy birds in their nesting colonies, with calls that are commonly transcribed as quok or woc.

Location :- Western Ghats of Karnataka
Date :- 16-Apr-2015
Camera :- Nikon D800
Lense :- 50.0-500.0 mm f/4.5-6.3
Exif :- ƒ/6.3 170.0 mm 1/100 400 Flash (off, did not fire)
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Bonjour Nagesh,
Bonne composition avec cette belle utilisation de la réflexion.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

perfect pic of that little night heron - well done and thanks for showing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-17 12:38]

Hi Nagesh,very nice capture of this heron fishing,perfect symmetry with its reflection and great details and colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Nice reflection.

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