Black-crowned Night Heron
|Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee)
|Date Taken: 2011-12-28|
|Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 12:17|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Black-crowned Night Heron |
Bihoreau à couronne noire (French)
Yaboa real, Guanaba, Guaco (Spanish)
With a range that spans five continents, including much of North America, the Black-crowned Night-Heron is the most widespread heron in the world. It is most active at dusk and at night, feeding in the same areas that other heron species frequent during the day.
Young Black-crowned Night-Herons often disgorge their stomach contents when disturbed. This habit makes it easy to study its diet.
The Black-crowned Night-Heron may nest in the same tree with ibises or other herons.
Adult Black-crowned Night-Herons apparently do not distinguish between their own young and those from other nests, and will brood chicks not their own.
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Just love this one! Think I viewed another earlier this week but didn't have time to comment. I too found this species in my back yard and just was enthralled with these vibrant red eyes. You truly got a great close up; color and contrast PERFECT, thanks for posting this beauty!
- [2012-01-07 17:14]
Successful and eye-catching close-up.
Very detailed plumage.
Accurate exposure, sharpness and contrast.
- [2012-01-08 19:38]
You are fortunate to have so many Night Herons in your area. I have never seen one in the wild, although I know they do visit Magee Marsh in the early spring months. I go up to the marsh each spring during the Warbler Migration and someone inevitably reports of a Night Heron that had been spotted somewhere in the area.
Your photo shows exceptional detail and unique features of this attractive bird. The colors are gorgeous and the lighting is great. Well done!!