Formerly known as the Louisiana Heron, this slender day-heron is found only in the New World, and is one of 4 North American herons in the genus Egretta (Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Little Blue Heron (E. caerulea), and Reddish Egret [E. rufescens]). Until the arrival of the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) in the 1950s, this species was likely the most numerous North American heron. Although probably not commercially important to the plume trade at the turn of the twentieth century, the Tricolored Heron undoubtedly suffered because of its habit of nesting with more valuable species. Have a wonderful day everyone! Live life with passion, see the beauty in all things and share it with the world. #nikon #d4s 300mm 2.8 Af-s TC-14E III 1.4x ISO800 F/4 1/1000 #nature #nature_brilliance - #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #exclusive_wildlife #fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #inspiring_shot #bbcearth #audubon

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“Snazzy“ The Usual Suspect This bird with 9 lives has brought me more joy and more concern than most birds combined! I always wonder about his interesting features such as his “silver feathers” so I looked it up and indeed the Anhinga is being studied for its silver pigment in its feathers and I ready the abstract on the study - so fascinating! Third pic is Snazzy by @andrewnaeger 🐦 Black feathers should dry fastest due to their ability to absorb light, although empirical support for this idea in the literature is lacking. This may help explain why the feathers most criti- cal to flight (primaries and secondaries) are black while presumably slower drying silver feathers are restricted to less essential feathers. Anhingas are sexually dichromatic (Frederick and Siegel-Causey, 2000), but not in their silver coloration, and males retain silver feathers in their nonbreeding plu- mage. Both of these facts argue against a strong role for classical sexual selection. However, cryptic UV dichromatism in silver feathers (Bennett et al., 1994) or mutual mate choice can not be ruled out at this point. Finally, this method of producing sil- ver coloration may also be useful for novel paints or other coatings. Future research on silver feath- ers will span multiple disciplines (development, optics, evolution) and thus has the potential to be truly integrative

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Photo by @birdtog 'A BEAKFULL!'- Puffin with a mouthful of Sandeels. #exclusive_wildlife

So, the sun rises at 4:50 am in Japan right now. That has made it extremely easy to be lazy AF. Last weekend I face palmed lazy and get my ass out of bed at 4:30 am. The photogods were gracious. Visited a Grey Heron rookery I found a few weeks ago and they are f’ing DINOSAURS do you hear me!? Not nice, at all.

Cathedral Rocks Waimungu Volcanic Valley North Island N.Z