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This beautiful bird is extremely rare is our country, though its number supposed to be increasing. I have managed to photograph it, without preparation, spontaneously on the breeding ponds. Unfortunately, it is very skittish which is why the gallery does not reflect its full charm. Egret is quite a large bird. Its body length is around 1 meter, wingspan is around 1.5 meters with a weight of around 1.5 kilograms.
Last minute – 04/2013
It wasn't a radical change in this gallery, but having in mind the difficulty in photographing this very outnumbered bird in Poland it is worth noting. The Great Egret shared its feeding place with Little Egret near the bee-eater's colony. Those few pictures increase my humble achievements and I believe that the day will come that they all will be replaced with completely new, better pictures like with gallery of the Common Kestrel.
Last minute – 04/2014 Australia
I have always admired these beautiful birds, unfortunately, in Poland taking pictures at close range without masking is impossible. Australia in this matter is a country of great opportunities. There I could see egrets frequently, and once even managed to take pictures straight out of the car. The Great Egret was so close that it filled the entire frame. So my gallery of this species has been radically changed. Former changes were made with photos taken in Spain, currently with those taken in Australia, maybe in the future I will have the opportunity to take beautiful pictures of our herons ...
Last minute news - 02/2014
I have always admired these beautiful birds, unfortunately, in Poland taking pictures at close range without masking is impossible. Australia in this matter is a country of great opportunities. There I could see egrets frequently, and once even managed to take pictures straight out of the car. The Great Egret was so close that it filled the entire frame. So my gallery of this species has been radically changed. Former changes were made with photos taken in Spain, currently with those taken in Australia, maybe in the future I will have the opportunity to take beautiful pictures of our herons ...
Last minute news- 07/2015
When I was on my way home after an unsuccessful attempt to photograph the common quail, after heavy rain, I managed to take some photos of the great egret and the grey heron in amazing light at sunset. Such pictures had to go to the gallery of these birds on my website. And I think it was meant to happen, because a tree taken down by the downpour made me take a detour. Without this obstacle I would not have taken such interesting pictures of the birds.
Last minute news – 08/2015
Another reconstruction of this part of my gallery. The opportunity came up when I was taking photos of the common greenshank. The distance was probably a bit too long, but the morning light and the abundance of the birds allowed me to take many interesting pictures.
Last minute news Costa Rica – 12/2015
Last minute news -12/2018 Sri Lanka

Australia - wykaz j.angielski

A U S T R A L I A – introduction text - A U S T R A L I A N    B U S T A R D
News gallery birds:
1.Australian bustard.2.Emu.3.Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.4.White-faced Heron.5.Brolga.6.Green Figbird.7.Zebra Finch.8.Rainbow Lorikeet.9.Pheasant Coucal.10.Australian Pelican.11.Olive-backed Sunbird.12.Yellow Honeyeater.13.Apostlebird.14.Magpie Goose.15.Superb Fairywren. 16.Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.17.Noisy Friarbird.18.Straw-necked Ibis.19.Welcome swallow.20.Black Kite.21.Gala. 22.Plumed Whistling Duck.23.Dollarbird.24.Sacred Kingfisher.25.Masked Lapwing.26.Varied triller.27.Little friarbird. 28.Black-shouldered Kite.29.Laughing Kookaburra.30.Comb-crested jacana.31.Sharp-tailed sandpiper.32.Red-whiskered Bulbul.33.Peaceful Dove. 34.Bush stone curlew.  35.White-throated honeyeater.36.Australian Brushturkey.37.Noisy miner.38.New Holland Honeyeater. 39.Crimson Finch. 40.White-breasted Woodswallow.41.Australian King Parrot.42.Australian Wood Duck.43.Great Bowerbird.44.Little Pied Cormorant.45.Black-billed Koel.46.Australian Raven.47.Spangled drongo.48.Spiny-cheeked honeyeater.49.Willie Wagtail.50.Wedge-tailed Eagle.51.Common Myna.52.Lewin's Honeyeater.53.Eastern Spinebill.54.Chestnut-breasted Munia.55.Rainbow Bee-eater. 56.Blue-winged Kookaburra.57.Common bronzewing.58.Wandering whistling duck.59.Helmeted Friarbird.60.Crested Pigeon.61.Pied Currawong.62.Brown-backed honeyeater.63.Yellow-faced honeyeater.64.Grey-headed honeyeater.65Yellow-throated miner.66.Scaly-breasted munia.67.Masked Woodswallow.68.Hardhead.69.Pale-headed Rosella.70.Blue-faced Honeyeater.71.Grey Butcherbird.72.Australian magpie.73.Black-winged Stilt.74.Whistling kite.75.Black Swan.76.Royal Spoonbill.77.Double-barred Finch.78.Broad-billed Flycatcher.79.Australian Swamphen.80.Brown Falcon.81.Pied Butcherbird.82.White-browed scrubwren.83.Silvereye.84.Rufous-throated Honeyeater.85.Black-faced Cuckooshrike. 86.Red backed fairywren.87.Garganey.88.Magpie-lark. 89.Red winged parrot.90.Zitting Cisticola.91Cotton Pygmy Goose.92.Pallid Cuckoo. 93.Australian Kestrel.94.Crimson Rosella.95.Forest Kingfisher.96.Australian coot.97.Red-browed Finch.98.Australian White Ibis.99.Australasian Darter.100.Pied oystercatcher.101.Striated Heron.103.Cattle Egret.103.Great Egret.104.Intermediate Egret.105.Sooty Oystercatche.106.Green pygmy goose.107.Brush Wattlebird.
News gallery reptiles:
1.Yellow Spotted Monitor. 2. Eastern blue-tongued lizard. 3.Jewel Rainbow. 4.Sand Monitor. 5.Nobbi Dragon. 6.Saw-shelled turtle.
News gallery mammals:
1. Dingo. 2. Flying fox. 3. Agile wallaby. 4. Eastern grey kangaroo. 5.Common wallaroo. 6.Whiptail Wallaby.
Go to the gallery: A U S T R A L I A – F A U N A

Kostaryka wykaz -angielski

Costa Rica- introductory text - Resplendent Quetzal.
Birds-new galleries:
1. Resplendent Quetzal. 2. Boat-billed Heron.(V) 3. Montezuma Oropendola.(V) 4. Collared Aracari. 5. Grey-necked Wood-Rail. 6. Grey-headed Chachalaca. 7. Chestnut-mandibled Toucan.(V) 8. Fiery-throated Hummingbird. 9. Northern Jacana. 10. Chestnut-headed Oropendola. 11. Brown Pelican. 12. Crested guan. 13. Green Honeycreeper. 14. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. 15. Green-breasted mango. 16. Red-legged Honeycreeper. 17. White-necked Jacobin. 18. Flame-colored Tanager. 19. Summer Tanager. 20. Squirrel Cuckoo.(V) 21. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl.(V) 22. Golden-hooded tanager. 23. Magnificent Hummingbird. 24. Snowy Egret.(V) 25. Mangrove Black-hawk. 26. Clay-colored Thrush. 27. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck. 28. Acorn Woodpecker.(V) 29. Slaty Flowerpiercer. 30. Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher. 31. Groove-billed Ani. 32. Emerald Toucanet. 33. Turquoise-browed Motmot. 34. Collared Redstart. 35. Volcano or Cerise-throated Hummingbird. 36. Rufous-naped Wren. 37. Black-crested Coquette. 38. Black-necked Stilt. 39. Palm Tanager. 40. Blue-grey Tanager.(V) 41. Crowned Woodnymph. 42. Greet-tailed Grackle. (V) 43. Scarlet-thighed Dacnis. 44. Black-cheeked Woodpecker. 45. Pale-vented Pigeon. 46. Red-throated Ant-Tanager. 47. Neotropic Cormorant. 48. Long-billed Hermit. 49. Silver-throated Tanager. 50. Passerini's Tanager. 51. Scarlet Macaw.(V) 52. Brown Jay. 53. Little Blue Heron. 54. Tricolored Heron. 55. Pale-billed Woodpecker. 56. Violet-headed Hummingbird. 57. Inca Dove. 58. Baltimore Oriole. 59. Small-billed Cacique. 60. Green Thorntail. 61. Olive-backed Euphonia. 62. White-vented Euphonia.  63. Black-and-white Owl. 64. Grey-breasted Wood-Wren. 65. Purple Gallinule. 66. Tropical Screech-Owl. 67. Crimson-collared Tanager. 68. Slaty-tailed Trogon. 69. Bare-throated Tiger Heron. 70. Green Violetear. 71. Blue Dacnis. 72. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. 73. Black Phoebe. 74. Yellow-thighed Finch. 75. White Ibis. 76. Green Ibis. 77. Black-cowled Oriole. 78. Yellow-headed Caracara. 79. Common Tody-Flycatcher. 80. Chestnut-sided Warbler. 81. Ruddy Treerunner. 82. Amazon Kingfisher. 83. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. 84. Snail Kite. 85. Tropical Kingbird. 86. White-naped Brush Finch. 87. Sooty-capped Bush-Tanager.
88. Masked Tityra. 89. Streaked Flycatcher. 90. Grey-capped Flycatcher. 91. Boat-billed Flycatcher.(V) 92. Solitary Sandpiper. 93. Spotted Sandpiper. 94. Green-crowned Brilliant. 95. Barred Antshrike.(V) 96.Great Blue Heron. 97. Yellow-bellied Siskin. 98. Red-crowned Woodpecker. 99. Hoffmann's Woodpecker. 100. Black-capped Flycatcher. 101. White-winged Dove. 102. White-tailed Kite. 103. Black-cheeked Warbler. 104. Buff-rumped Warbler. 105.Northern Waterthrush. 106. Tennessee Warbler. 107. Purple-throated Mountain-gem. 108. Mangrove Swallow. 109. Broad-billed Motmot. 110. White-throated Magpie-Jay. 111. White-breasted Wood-Wren. 112. Scarlet-fronted Parakeet. 113. Golden-browed Chlorophonia. 114. Black-headed Trogon. 115. Gartered Trogon. 116. Keel-billed Toucan. 117. Roseate Sponbill. 118. Violet Sabrewing. 119. Buff-throated Saltator. 120. Social Flycatcher. 121. Willet. 122. Kentucky Warbler. 123.  American Mountain Thrush. 124. Streak-headed Woodcreeper. 125. Spot-crowned Woodcreeper. 126. Green Heron. 127. Red-billed Pigeon. 128. Pearl Kite. 129. Yellow-billed Cacique. 130. Ruby-throated Hummingbird. 131. Barred Becard. 132. Rufous-capped Warbler. 133. Tawny-crested Tanager. 134. Plain-brown Woodcreeper. 135. White-throated Mountain. 136. Panama Flycatcher. 137. Broad-winged Hawk. 138. Tree Swallow. 139. Rufous Motmot.(V) 140. Slate-throated Redstart. 141. Blue-black Grassquit. 142. Riverside Wren. 143. Long-tailed Woodcreeper. 144. Torrent Tyrannulet. 145. Wilson's Warbler. 146. Philadelphia Vireo. 147. Red-breasted Blackbird. 148. Fasciated Antshrike. 149. Variable Seedeater. 150. Red-headed Barbet. 151. Lesser Goldfinch. 152. Black-bellied Hummingbird. 153. Sooty Thrush. 154. Wood Thrush. 155. Grey-cheeked Thrush. 156. Mountain Elaenia. 157. Black Guan. 158. Blue-and-white Swallow. 159. Golden-crowned Warbler. 160. Plain Antvireo. 161. Yellow-faced Grassquit. 162. Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer. 163. Flame-throated Warbler. 164. Golden-winged Warbler. 165. Strong-billed Woodcreeper. 166. Lesser Greenlet. 167. Spotted Woodcreeper. 168. Slaty Antwren. 169. Blue-crowned Motmot. 170. White-crowned Parrot. 171. Rufous Mourner. 172. Green Hermit. 173. Bright-rumped Attila. 174. Chestnut-capped babbler. 175. Sooty-faced Finch. 176. Steely-vented Hummingbird. 177.Tangara dowii. 178. Cherrie's Tanager. 179. Southern Rough-winged Swallow. 180. Northern Rough-winged Swallow. 181. Large-footed Finch. 182. Eastern Meadowlark. 183. Thick-billed Seed-Finch. 184. Black-headed Saltator. 185. Greyish Saltator. 186. White-eared Ground-Sparrow. 187. Magnificent Frigatebird. 188. White-ringed Flycatcher. 189. Golden-bellied Flycatcher. 190. Black-bellied Hummingbird. 191. Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher.  192. Orchard oriole.
And changes in the galleries birds: 1. Great Kiskadee. 2. Southern Lapwing. 3. Great Egret. 4. House Wren. 5. Cattle Egret. 6. Roadside Hawk.(V) 7. White-throated Sparrow.(V) 8. Osprey.(V) 9. Black Vulture. 10. Turkey Vulture. 11. Bananaquit. 12. Yellow-bellied Elaenia. 13. Lineated Woodpecker.
Reptiles- -new galleries :1. Plumed Basilisk. 2. Brown Basilisk. 3. Black Iguana. 4.  Green Iguana (changes). 5. American Crocodile.
Amphibians - -new galleries : Strawberry Poison Frog.
Mammals -new galleries : 1. Linnaeus's two-toed sloth. 2. White-headed Capuchin. 3. White-nosed coati. 4. Variegated squirrel. 5. Mantled Howler.(V) 6. Greater sac-winged bat.(V).
Go to the gallery: COSTA RICA- FAUNA

Sri Lanka - SPIS Jezyk ANGIELSKI

Junglefowl- introductory text from the expedition to Sri Lanka.
Newly created galleries:
BIRDS:

1.Sri Lanka Junglefowl (T,V). 2.Ceylon Magpie (V). 3.Barn Owl (T). 4.Indian Peafowl (T,V). 5.Spot-winged Thrush. 6.Sri Lanka White-eye 7.Ceylon Grey-Hornbill (V). 8.Brown Fish Owl (T). 9.Great Thick-knee(V). 10.Sri Lanka Spurfowl (V) 11.White-bellied Sea-Eagle (T).12.Green-billed Coucal.  13.Sri Lanka Hanging-Parrot (T). 14.Jungle Owlet (T,V). 15.Tricolored Munia (V). 16. White-breasted Waterhen(V). 17.Greater Coucal(V). 18.Crested Hawk-Eagle (V). 19.Serendib Scops-Owl. 20. Ceylon Frogmouth. 21.Painted Stork. 22.Indian Pond Heron. 23.Spot-billed Pelican. 24.White-browed Fantail. 25.Yellow-browed Bulbul. 26.Black Bulbul(V). 27.Alexandrine Parakeet(V). 28.Orange-billed Babbler(V). 29.Sri Lanka Green-Pigeon. 30.Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher. 31.Red-faced Malkoha. 32.Oriental Darter. 33.Crimson-backed Flameback. 34.Red-vented Bulbul. 35.Crimson-backed Flameback.36.Brown-capped Babbler. 37.Indian Scops-Owl. 38.Yellow-eared Bulbul (V). 39.Ashy-headed Laughingthrush. 40.Sri Lanka Drongo. 41. Chestnut-backed Owlet. 42.Chestnut-headed Bee-eater. 43.Layard's Parakeet. 44.Jerdon's Leafbird. 45.White-bellied Drongo. 46.Asian Paradise-Flycatcher. 47.Cinnamon Bittern. 48.Rosy Starling. 49.Brown-headed Barbet. 50.Pin-tailed Snipe. 51.Jerdon's Bushlark. 52.Malabar Pied-Hornbill. 53.Stork-billed Kingfisher. 54.Sri Lanka Woodshrike. 55.White-rumped Munia. 56.Black-headed Ibis. 57.Plain Prinia. 58.Yellow-billed Babbler. 59.Pied Cuckoo. 60.Brown Wood-Owl. 61.Kashmir Flycatcher. 62.Yellow-wattled Lapwing. 63.Sri Lanka Swallow. 64.Little Swift. 65.Malabar Trogon(T). 66.Indian Thick-knee. 67.Long-billed Sunbird. 68.Forest Wagtail. 69.Sri Lanka Wood-Pigeon(T). 70.Indian Robin. 71.Whiskered Tern. 72.Asian Koel. 73.Shikra. 74.Indian Pita. 75.Ashy Prinia. 76.Indian Cormorant. 78.Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark. 79.Orange-breasted Pigeon. 80. Gray-bellied Cuckoo. 81. Small Pratincole. 82.Dark-fronted Babbler. 83. Brown-breasted Flycatcher. 84.Yellow-fronted Barbet. 85.Purple-rumped Sunbird. 86.Barred Buttonquail. 87.Green Imperial Pigeon. 88.Clamorous Reed Warbler. 89.Jungle Prinia. 90.Common Iora. 91.Lesser Yellownape.  92.Purple Sunbird. 93.Crested Serpent Eagle. 94.Crested Honey Buzzard.95.Grey-headed Swamphen (T).
MAMMALS:
1.Sri Lankan elephant. 2.Chital. 3.Indian hare. 4.Tufted Gray Langur. 5.Toque macaque. 6.Indian palm squirrel (V). 7.Grizzled giant squirrel. 8.Yellow-striped chevrotain.9.Wild water buffalo. 10.Ruddy mongoose. 11. Golden jackal.
REPTILES::
1.Sri Lankan kangaroo lizard. 2.Green forest lizard. 3. Saltwater crocodile. 4.Sri Lanka Agama. 5.Sri Lankan pit viper(T). 6.Bengal monitor. 7.Asian water monitor. 8. Indian rat snake.
Changes in galleries:
BIRDS:

1.Purple Heron. 2.Red-wattled Lapwing (V), 3.Rose-ringed Parakeet (V), 4.Oriental Magpie-Robin (V). 5.Black-hooded Oriole(V), 6 Brahminy Kite. 7.Blue-tailed Bee-eater(T). 8.Flame Minivet. 9.Spotted Dove(V). 10.Emerald-Dove. 11.Common Myna. 12.Asian Openbill. 13.Pied Kingfisher. 14.Brown Shrike. 15.Nutmeg Mannikin. 16.White-throated Kingfisher. 17.Pheasant-tailed Jacana. 18.Lesser Whistling-Duck. 19. Great Egret. 20.Intermediate Egret. 21.Indian Roller. 22.Eurasian Spoonbill. 23.Yellow Bittern. 24.Common Tailorbird. 25.Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher. 26.Ashy Woodswallow. 27.Coppersmith Barbet. 28.Little Egret. 29.Common Kingfisher. 30.House Sparrow(T). 31.Woolly-necked Stork. 32.Barn Swallow. 33.Richard's Pipit. 34.Common Redshank. 35.Marsh Sandpiper. 36.Little Stint. 37.Black-crowned Night Heron. 38.Caspian Tern. 39.Little Green Bee-eater(T). 40.Zitting Cisticola. 41.Grey heron.42.Little Cormorant. 43.Black-capped Bulbul. 44.Large-billed Crow(V). 45.Pied Bushchat 46.Gray-breasted Prinia.47.Baya Weaver.
MAMMALS:Indian flying fox (V).
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