Malayan Night Heron
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|Malayan Night Heron|
Size: 48 cm
The adult has a uniform dark rufous colour with a blackish cap, missing on the similar Japanese Night Heron, G. goisagi.
A series of deep oo notes.
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.
A rare winter visitor in the island.
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nice to see this heron again and agian, TFS Ori
- [2010-01-21 3:06]
Interesting camouflage colors of this bird.
Good picture,well done.