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Nankeen Night Heron - Singapore

Ralph de Zilva

Cedar Creek, Australia

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Nikon D700 & Nikkor 80-400mm lens
@ 400mm
Top Ten in the Absolute Clarity “Herons” challenge on 27.02.2013
DeeZ 5C’s Award
Featured in
This And That on 09.0.2012
The Birds
A Place To Call Home
JPG Cast-offs
300+ Go Long
The Nankeen Night Heron, also commonly referred to as the Rufous Night Heron, and in Melanesia as Melabaob, is a medium-sized heron. It is found throughout much of Australia except the arid inland, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia. A small colony has also established near Wanganui, New Zealand
The Nankeen Night Heron stands about 60cm tall with a stooped appearance. It is not strictly nocturnal. It often feeds during the day, especially during wet weather. The bird is dependent on a diet of small fish, reptiles, insects and sometimes eggs. It can be seen around freshwater rivers, lakes, bulrushes, estuaries, harbors and in residential fishponds for goldfish.
The species breeds in the period from September to April, building a nest platform out of sticks. It nests communally, near water. Two to five light green eggs are laid, with a 22-day incubation followed by a 42-49 day fledging period.
Widespread throughout its large range, the Nankeen Night Heron is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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