Black Crowned Night Heron

Winston D. Munnings

Joined September 2010

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[Photo No. B-896]

  1. © Winston D. Munnings (Greeting Card Sample). Just the perfect vehicle for sending well wishes to that Special someone. Incidentally, this Greeting Card can also be framed.

The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) commonly abbreviated to just Night Heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia (where replaced by the closely related Rufous Night Heron, with which it has hybridized in the area of contact).

The breeding habitat is fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout much of the world. The subspecies N. n. hoactli breeds in North and South America from Canada as far south as northern Argentina and Chile, N. n. obscurus in southernmost South America, N. n. falklandicus in the Falkland Islands, and the nominate race N. n. nycticorax in Europe, Asia and Africa. Black-crowned Night Herons nest in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees, or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reedbeds. Three to eight eggs are laid.

This heron is migratory in the northernmost part of its range, but otherwise resident (even in the cold Patagonia). The North American population winters in Mexico, the southern United States, Central America, and the West Indies, and the Old World birds winter in tropical Africa and southern Asia.

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Camera
Nikon D300 (Two Bodies) ~ Nikon D200 (Back-Up)

Lens
AF Nikon 50mm (F/1.8)
AF Nikon 85mm (F/1.8)
AF Nikon 24-70mm (F/2.8)
AF Nikon 80-200mm (F/2.8)
AF Nikon 70-210mm (F4 – 5.6)
AF Nikon 105mm (F/2.8) Micro Lens
AF Nikon 200mm (F/2.8) Micro Lens
AF Nikon 300mm (F/4)
AF Nikon 500mm (F/4) Will take as a birthday or anniversary gift (lol) from ANYONE who has $8,000 and don’t know what to do with it!

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