Nikon D300 ~ 80-400mm Nikkor lens
f5.6 ~ 1/1000s ~ ISO 1250
Spotted this Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) at the edge of the jungle on the banks of the Monkey River near Placencia, Belize (Central America). Looked like he had been rubbing his head in the dirt or mud…his crown was a bit soiled!! He kept a wary eye on us, but in the end decided we were not a threat, and continued on with his hunting.
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