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28 août 2017

Blongios nain

Little bittern - Avetorillo común

 Ixobrychus minutus
Ardeidae
Spain 2017/07
Nikon D500 + 800 mm f5/6E

Male
C'est le plus petit des ardeidés: son oscille entre 60 et 150g. Il fréquente les roselières marécageuses et les pièces d'eau hautement végétalisées.
S'il est encore listé LC (préoccupation mineure) dans le statut de conservation UICN, il est en sérieux déclin en Europe dû à la réduction des zones marécageuses: sa population nationale en France se situerait entre 500 et 800 couples seulement.

 
Ce butor est migrateur et retourne hiverner en Afrique de l'est, à l'exception des populations sub-sahariennes qui sont sédentaires. Monogames et territoriaux ces petits hérons peuvent se retrouver en bandes réduites de quelques individus en périodes migratoires.

It is the smallest ardeidae weighing between 60 and 150g. Lives in bedreeds and highly vegetated shores.
If it is still listed LC (minor concern) in the status of UICN
preservation, it is in severe decline in Europe due to the reduction of the swampy areas: the national population in France is considered to be between 500 and 800 pairs only.
The species is migratory and the
populations flying to Europe go back to eastern Africa to winter with the exception of the sub-Saharan ones which are sedentary.
Monogamous and territorial these small herons can flock together in reduced numbers at
migratory times.

Male

Female

Femelle














23 commentaires :

  1. Beautiful Herons, lovely photos Noushka.

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  2. Hello, Noushka, love the Bitterns. Gorgeous series of photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  3. Good morning, Noushka! The little bittern photos are lovely! I thought that the picture of the female hunting and looking down into the water was my favorite, until I saw the last photo of the male in flight. Both are gorgeous! I still groan when I think of how I used to think there were long-necked and short-necked herons! LOL Have a happy Monday and a great week!

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  4. Beautiful shot of the heron , and interesting statistics. also very much liked your previous post.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  5. Coucou Noushka,
    Superbes tes photos, tant le Blongios que le Butor (alors lui..... mais je ne désespère pas ;-)
    Hihihi, tu me nargues là ;-)
    Bravo pour ces superbes photos.
    Bisous et bonne journée

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    1. Merci Pascale :)
      Mais tous les deux sont des Blongios nains, le "butor" c'est la femelle" ;-)
      Bises et belle journée

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  6. Love these photos, it looks like a bird with lots of character.
    Hope you are a little cooler than we are at present, too hot to get on with anything much! Cool hugs Diane

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  7. So beautiful bird, with its long neck when it wants to catch some food, maybe....
    I think the population of these birds and many others is declining worldwide because they are destroying their natural habitats. Here in Brazil they are destroying Amazon under our eyes, changing laws, and several species that used to nest there are not coming back anymore. It's a pity...

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful week Noushka!!!

    Bia
    www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Lovely bird.
    Amitiés
    Frans

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    1. Hello and welcome here Franz,
      sorry I can't find your blog, no link from your name to it.....

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  9. Hoi Noushka.

    Beautiful pictures show you of these beautiful birds.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  10. Wow, Noushka! What a fabulous study of a species that I have never seen, and am never likely to see - although I would love to. I'm now keeping my fingers crossed as you seem to act like a good luck charm to me - it seems that if I mention to you that I've never seen, or haven't seen for ages, a species that you feature on your blog, there is an uncanny chance that within a few weeks one suddenly appears in front of my lens! The latest was Hoopoe which I was about 10 metres from on Sunday!

    Take good care. With my very best wishes - - - Richard

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  11. Bonjour Noushka
    Il est superbe cet oiseau. Je ne pense pas le croiser un jour par ici, aussi je me contente d'apprecier tes images.
    Bonne journée

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  12. Wonderful series of pictures, Noushka, of species that are far from easy to photograph. In fact they are not even easy to see! Enjoy the rest of the week. Big hugs from Ontario. David

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    1. Thanks David, you're absolutely right! Not easy to see, farless to photograph!!

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  13. je n'ai jamais vu ni l'un ni l'autre, mais je voudrais mieux comprendre ..le blongios nain mâle pas de problème
    mais la femelle, c'est la femelle du blongios nain ? c'est un juvénile ? ou c'est une femelle butor d'Amérique ?

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    1. C'est bien sa femelle Framboise, il n'y as pas 2 espèces différentes dans cet article ;-)
      Bises et bon aprem!

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  14. Ouaaaah la vache ! Sacrée série que tu as là dis donc ! Tu devais avoir un putain d'affût ! j'adore et j'adore. Merveilleux !!!!

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  15. je bisse les commentaires ...wouaaaah !

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  16. Un bel affût pour un résultat à la hauteur; Bravo Noushka

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