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Black-Crowned Night Heron

Black-Crowned Night Heron
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Copyright: Carl Santilli (santers1) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 26] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-02 0:52
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Points: 2
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Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticoras)
As nocturnal feeders, night herons are not be seen often by people. This heron has a stocky, chunky body with short, strong legs and neck, and large red eyes. The body of the black-crowned night heron looks as if it is hunched over, or squat shaped with its head usually tucked down into its shoulder. When in flight, the heron tucks its neck in close to the body and rarely extends it. They have a short thick sharp pointed black bill. The body of an adult Heron is 58 72 cm (20 28 inches) long

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Hi Carl,
Obviously a tricky shot. I was trying to photograph a couple of Herons sizing up each other in a tree in our garden today,but it was a bit dark and they were hidden by branches most of the time.
Hope to catch them later.
Cheers for sharing this.

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