Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Night-Heron Juveniles

The juvenile Night-Herons were more active on this morning in the rookery than the snoozing adults. 

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Juvenile Night-Heron

A few of them were wandering around on these gnarly tree branches in the dappled sun.

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Juvenile Night-Heron

A comparison of the juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron and juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron at All About Birds finds they are quite similar, with the Black-crowned variety having “larger spots and bolder streaks.” Hard to tell unless you have one of each side-by-side.

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Juvenile Night-Heron

1/30/2018, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, St. Augustine, Florida.

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