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Black-Crowned Night Heron

Black-Crowned Night Heron
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-10 14:33
Viewed: 1877
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nycticorax nycticorax

You can see a picture of a juvenile here.

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.

Cool Facts
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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Hello Manyee,
Perfect timing which makes a great attitude. Great compo too.
So, it's a very good picture despite of quite dull colors.
Tfs, Philippe.

Hello Manyee,
Great timing and composition.
Beautiful bird and good details.
Thanks for sharing.


  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-11 4:05]

Hello Manyee,
Very nice photo of this landing Night-heron. Great timing in fine sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Excellent composition.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-11 4:26]

Hello Manyee,
A superb action shot of the Black-crowned Night heron coming in to land. Great POV taken with fine sharpness and light management. Nice to see the crest and red eyes from this distance.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hello Manyee,
Good photograph of Black-crowned Night Heron, good sharpness, good composition, good background.

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