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    A night heron

    Nankeen Night Heron with one breeding plume showing.




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    Funny, the eyes don't look big enough for a nocturnal feeder, but I'm guessing from the name that it is?

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    smart bird aint it . You could sell some of these pictures ya know

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    Ok and thanks trouble, you can have first offer!

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    Hi John, Lovely picture!!

    When I am not taking a few snaps myself or out deer stalking I dabble with a bit of taxidermy. Here is a picture of two cases done by a past master of the art, Thomas Edward Gunn (1844-1923)

    The case on the left shows a Black Crowned Night Heron, which is a close relative of your Nankeen Night Heron.

    The bird is a very rare visitor to the UK, and this particular bird was shot on 13th April 1914, at Sudbourne in Suffolk. The Squacco Heron on the right was also shot in Suffolk on 15th May 1912.

    Both birds are part of the famous Ogilvie Bird Collection, which is one of the biggest and most complete Victorian/Edwardian Bird collections still largely intact that is left in the UK.

    Keep up the good work with your pictures.

    Lakey

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    Thats very good T/dermy Lakey as its from so long ago,interesting birds that I wasnt aware of till you pics,thanks.

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    Used to spend a lot of time in Australia, but it was before I started getting interested in wildlife, what an opportunity I missed for the photography and hunting. oh well maybe one day I will go back. used to be in Perth for three months of the year and some time in Melbourne and Sydney

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    Lakey, where is the collection held, National History Museum ?

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