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Large juvenile shortbird with white brown steaks on breas


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8 minutes ago, Smo6061 said:

Thank you twitchy!. I looked at a picture of a Green Heron, but  couldn't find one with that much streaking.

 

You're welcome. The streaking seems to vary, but I have found some photos/videos that show a lot of streaking like in your picture.

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18 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

Juvenile Green Heron

Also, "shorebird" is a taxonomic grouping, not a behavior grouping, and is restricted to various families in the Charadriiformes such as the plovers, oystercatchers, sandpipers.... Herons and other, similar, larger birds are best termed "wading birds."

Thank you for that Tony! I always learn something new from this  group (well, new to me..lol), that's why I love it so much.

 

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