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Juvenile Black-crown, maybe


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This juvenile was in the midst both Black-crowned & Yellow-crowned Night-herons.  Some of the juvies are easy to ID. This one not so much. I'm thinking it's a Black-crown, but I'm awaiting the experts opinions. Bombay Hook NWR, Smyrna, Delaware, 08-20-2018

Thanks in advance,
...Jerry

 

BCNH - NorthBearSwamp.jpg

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This is a Yellow-crowned. Probably the easiest mark to work with is the fairly small white spots on the secondary coverts that extend as a line on the outer edge of the coverts. Black-crowned will have larger spots with no edging on the feathers.

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