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Malayan Night-Herons were very rare in Taiwan a few decades ago and often hid in dense bushes in the mountains. Birders would feel very lucky to get a photo opportunity.
The birds have quietly adapted to urban environments and became a common scene in many city parks and campuses. Ikfong submitted this photo, taken on a university campus, to our World Gallery.