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Warthog, zebra, and Grant's gazelles

Elephant

Elephant walking

Inside the crater

Grant's zebra harem

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) on a hippo

Keywords: Stock Photo Picture Africa African Safari African Wildlife Animals Ardea melanocephala Arusha Region Bird Watching Birds Birdwatching Black-headed Heron Dark Continent EAC East Africa East African Community Eastern Africa Fauna Hippo Hippopotamidae Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius Horizontal Nature Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ngorongoro Crater Outdoors Safari Style Sub-Saharan Africa Tanzania Tanzanian Safari United Republic of Tanzania Wildlife

Caption:

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) on a hippo

Keywords:
Africa African Safari African Wildlife Animals Ardea melanocephala Arusha Region Bird Watching Birds Birdwatching Black-headed Heron Dark Continent EAC East Africa East African Community Eastern Africa Fauna Hippo Hippopotamidae Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius Horizontal Nature Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ngorongoro Crater Outdoors Safari Style Sub-Saharan Africa Tanzania Tanzanian Safari United Republic of Tanzania Wildlife Images Pictures Pics Photographs Fotos Stock Photos
Notes:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania - The Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, common throughout much of Africa south of the Sahara, and Madagascar. It is mainly resident but some west African birds move further north in the rainy season. This species usually breeds in the wet season in colonies in trees, reedbeds or cliffs. It builds a bulky stick nest and lays 2?4 eggs. It often feeds in shallow water, spearing fish or frogs with its long, sharp bill. It will also hunt well away from water, taking large insects, small mammals and birds. It will wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim. The flight is slow, with its neck retracted. This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.
City/Location:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
State/Province/
Subregion:
Arusha Region
Country:
Tanzania
Camera:
Aperture:
8.0
Shutter Speed:
1/400s
ISO Setting:
400
Focal Length:
560.0mm
Image ID:
Tanzania_4209-Black-Headed_Heron
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