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Night heron

Nycticorax

Description:

Adults are short-necked, short-legged and stout herons with a primarily brown or grey plumage, and, in most, a black crown. Young birds are brown, flecked with white. At least some of the extinct Mascarenes taxa appear to have retained this juvenile plumage in adult birds. Night herons nest alone or in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees, or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reedbeds. 3-8 eggs are laid. Night herons stand still at the water's edge, and wait to ambush prey, mainly at night. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, and small mammals. During the day they rest in trees or bushes.(wiki)



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7 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Wonderful snap,

JillBlack
JillBlack 6 years ago

Nice one

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great shot Hemant!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 6 years ago

cool

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Very nice!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

How beautiful!!

HemantKumar
Spotted by
HemantKumar

India

Lat: 15.58, Long: 79.76

Spotted on Apr 15, 2013
Submitted on Apr 15, 2013

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