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Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Description:

This is an averaged sized heron that is widely spread throughout the world. Both sexes are similar looking. They have a dark head, nape and back; lighter underneath. Red eyes and black bill. Yellow legs.

Habitat:

Typically found near water, where they hunt food. Nests in trees or on the ground in protected locations, such as islands and wetlands.

Notes:

The lighting on this bird was terrible, so had to play a lot with the in-camera exposure and in the in-computer processing. Fortunately, it turned out for this application.

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1 Comment

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Nice shot!

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2011
Submitted on Apr 29, 2011

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