Monday, June 15, 2015

Bird Photos: Juvenile Night Heron Developing Adult Plumage

Nycticorax nycticorax, bird

Black-crowned night-herons (Nycticorax nycticotax) change plenty.

The young juveniles are more brown and spotted grey in color.


Black-crowned Night-Heron, grey in color

 As they mature, the bird becomes black and white.

When they are fully developed adults the white undercarriage is much more distinct.

These birds showed up around 5PM tonight just as, I was ready to head home.

The were fooling around like a couple of teenagers.

A few quick shots and, I left them alone.


More about these birds may be seen at ARKive
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