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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

I began my photographic hobby at the age of 12, developing and printing 120, 620 &35mm B&W, forever learning and refining the fascinating art of photography. Now at 78 I still continue with increased enjoyment using digital medium – and still learning.
My favourite places for photography are the Melbourne Zoos . These are the Melbourne Zoo , the Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
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  • Wendy Mogul
    Wendy Mogulover 5 years ago

    Wow beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Angel :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Ralph Angelillo
    Ralph Angelilloover 5 years ago

    Superb ! Great image Tom !

  • Thanks Ralph :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • nannajul
    nannajulover 5 years ago

    Superb shot Tom. Great detail.

  • Thanks Julie appreciated :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanover 5 years ago

    Fabulous photograph!

  • Thanks Delany :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Thanks kathy :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinover 5 years ago

    Great capture. Very well done.

  • Thanks Walter :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. Such beautiful colors.

  • Thanks Bunny, appreciated :-) :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • the6tees
    the6teesover 5 years ago

    Fantastic Capture and detail Tom!!!

  • Thanks Rose, this one is for you :-) :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • Lilbits
    Lilbitsover 5 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature Trena, very much appreciated :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • the6tees
    the6teesover 5 years ago

    Thankyou so much Tom,
    CONGRATS on This Fab Image getting Featured, Well done Mate!!!

  • Thanks Rose appreciate your comments :-) :-)

    – Tom Newman

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