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Nankeen Night Heron VI

Tom Newman

Frankston, Australia

Artist's Description

At Melbourne Zoo Australia

The Nankeen or Rufous Night-Heron is a mainly nocturnal heron that roosts during the day. It is a stocky heron with a large head, short neck and thick, quite long yellow legs.
During breeding the head has two or three long slender plumes.
They feed mainly on fish, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans, insects and other invertebrates.
Their bills have finely serrated edges that help grip slippery, active prey. They feed by plunging their bills forward while wading, standing still or shuffling a foot ahead to disturb prey. Having long legs and a flexible neck helps them feed in water.

Nikon D300 lens: Nikkor 80-400mm
400mm, 1/250s, f/8.0, ISO: 800

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