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Black Crowned Night Heron by Michael Cummings

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“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." Wikipedia

Nikon D800
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM
WB Sunny


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  • Poete100
    Poete1004 months ago

    This is beautiful Michael….

  • Thank you very much Lorraine :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp4 months ago

    Very nice work

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes4 months ago

    2014/05/18 1 × 24hrs
    Excellent capture!

  • John44
    John444 months ago

    Nice composition Mike..
    Greets to U both from Holland

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