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2009-11-30-Wakodahatchee

A pair of Great Blue Herons mating.

Here as with many birds, copulation involves a 'cloacal kiss', with the male on the female's back & twisting his tail under the female's tail. Copulation typically lasts just a few seconds.

Also, FYI, the incubation period for Great Blue Herons is about 28 days.

2009 by Peter Schulz