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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Night Heron?

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Aurora, CO
(Zone 4a)

May 9, 2014
8:18 PM

Post #9834655

I saw a bird similar to this last year, and after posting a photo, I learned that it was a Hooded Night Heron. A few days ago, I rounded a corner and ran smack into this guy. He posed cooperatively while I snapped away. I don't recall seeing so much blue on the bird I saw last year, so am wondering. Can anybody help me?

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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2014
2:51 AM

Post #9834747

Yep; a Black-crowned Night Heron.

Maybe the one you saw before was a subadult, they are browner than the adults like this one.



Aurora, CO
(Zone 4a)

May 10, 2014
9:07 AM

Post #9834969

Thanks so much. They seem to be plentiful in the Sand Creek area,

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