Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Black-crowned Night Heron: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Black-crowned Night Heron is also called the Night Heron in Eurasia , it is a medium-sized heron found anywhere in the world except in the coldest regions and Australasia; it is closely related to the Rufous Night Heron.

Breeding in fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout much of the world. This heron is migratory in the northernmost part of its range or a resident even in Patagonia. The North American population winters in mexico, the southern united States, Central America, and the West Indies, and the Old World birds winter in tropical Africa and southern Asia.

Bueng Boraphet lake is wide and it is a perfect habitat for birds to inhabit, this heron is many and it was a colony out there. Though they are visible and easy to find, taking photographs is another story. They like taking cover or keep distance from humans, the clear possible shots we had were when they perch high on bare branches in which it will require a teleconvert in which we don’t have.

Bueng Boraphet Non-hunting Area, Thailand
March 25, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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