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Black Crowned Night Heron (Juvenile) A juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron in the Pantanal. Birds,Black Crowned Night Heron,Brazil,Heron,Nycticorax nycticorax,Pantanal Click/tap to enlarge

Black Crowned Night Heron (Juvenile)

A juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron in the Pantanal.

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  1. Based on this earlier identification:

    Black Crowned Night Heron Black Crowned Night Heron strikes with an attack in the Pantanal. Birds,Black Crowned Night Heron,Brazil,Heron,Pantanal
    Posted 11 years ago, modified 11 years ago
  2. Seeing the bird with color this time, I think the previous woodcreeper identification was wrong.
    The color of the eyes, legs and feathers don't match and the legs are that from a swamp bird instead of a tree climber.

    I have searched google images to see if I could identify this one but I haven't found a picture of a similar bird yet.
    Posted 11 years ago
    1. It took some searching but I have found another suspect, the juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron. It only has a brown color when it is young. See the third row of pictures here:
      Posted 11 years ago
      1. That looks like an exact match! Will update both photos, thanks! Posted 11 years ago

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The black-crowned night heron, commonly abbreviated to just night heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia.

Similar species: Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Nov 15, 2011. Captured Nov 15, 2011 20:13.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO1600
  • 380mm