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Old Mar 3, 2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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More shots with the 70-300. Interesting looking bird, but I have no idea what kind it is.



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Old Mar 4, 2011, 2:41 AM   #2
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It is some kind of heron I think. The bird folks on this site will give you the exact species.
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HI Steven,

That is an Indian Pond Heron. Commonly found in India. Not sure how common this bird is in the states. The green markings around the bill and just under the eyes identify it as such.

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I surely would not have known but Steven, I have a question..... where was this photo made, are there pine trees in Florida? I've never been to Florida, perhaps in the northern area there may be pine trees. Just curious
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Thanks for the information guys. It was not a bird that I had seen before, and had no idea what it was.

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I surely would not have known but Steven, I have a question..... where was this photo made, are there pine trees in Florida? I've never been to Florida, perhaps in the northern area there may be pine trees. Just curious
Hi Bob. The photo was made in Tampa, at Lowry Park. Yes, we have pine trees all over, probably one of the most common tree, and lots of oak also. While we have plenty of palms, there are actually more pines. In fact, up in the panhandle area, there are a lot of managed and cultivated pine forests owned by paper companies.

In the woods behind our house, there are a lot of pines mixed in with the other trees.
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Thanks Steven, I have been to Atlanta many times, when I was working, and thought probably there might be pine in upper parts of Florida but I just never associated pine with most of the state.

I need to go to more places, I've always been Missouri & West never have seen any of the Atlantic areas.
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HI Steven,

That is an Indian Pond Heron. Commonly found in India. Not sure how common this bird is in the states. The green markings around the bill and just under the eyes identify it as such.

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I'd have guessed an American Bittern.
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I'd have guessed an American Bittern.
Well that's interesting, now we have two candidates. I have no idea what to think. Here is another shot of it; maybe we can reach a consensus
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I'd have guessed an American Bittern.
That's what I would have said.....but then, I've never been to India...

Just googled these:- Am Bittern


Indian Pond Heron


My money is with the Bittern, we have them up here and they do have that "nose in the air snooty look"
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this is what I found when trying to answer Steven;

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