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