Black-Crowned Night Heron

[Juvenile Black-crowned night heron]

This is a juvenile black–crowned night heron. It is similar in appearance to a few other birds at this young age, such as the yellow crowned night heron, but the latter has a shorter, blunter beak. (Thank you 'King of Bird Knowledge')

Below is an adult in full breeding colors during the mating and nesting season in South Florida.
A few levels above, in a place of honor atop the rookery, a
roseate spoonbill and double-crested cormorant enjoy the sun, while snowy egrets show off and play.

[Breeding adult black-crowned night heron]

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