Black-crowned Night Heron

Night Heron(s)

Both of these photographs were taken in the same general area, same day.

Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Above is a juvenile Yellow-crowned. Most likely from this year. The brown stripes make for excellent camouflage. They will lose all the brown coloration by next year and become grey with a white and black head.

Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Next is the adult Black-crowned Night Heron. As a juvenile they look similar to the first photo. You can see the dramatic change.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Night Heron(s)”

  1. Beautiful bird Ted. Your first sentence below the juvenile says “Yellow-crowned” whereas the other mentions are all “black-crowned”.

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