Monday, May 18, 2015

Bird Photo: Black-crowned Night-Heron Juvenile

bird, freshwater, stream

Latin Name: Nycticorax nycticorax






In Japan, this bird is known as Goisagi (ゴイサギ) and, they are found worldwide.

According to ARKive, they breed on all continents, except Antarctica and Australasia. 

They search for most of their food during evenings, using their excellent night vision.

During mating season, competition for food, may cause them to hunt during daylight.

This bird had just been chased off by another juvenile prior to being photographed.

The territorial dispute seemed to be over a location where, fish were jumping out of the water.

Camera: Pentax K3

Lens: Pentax DA F4 300mm

Exposure: f/7.1  1/80   ISO 100

Date and Time:  May 16, 2015  4:37PM

Location: Kin Town, Okinawa, Japan N 26 25.533  E 127 56.104 

Additional Resources for the Night Heron:

A Guide to the Wild Birds of Okinawa P.30 ISBN4-916224-11-6

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