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Yellow or Black-Crowned Night-Heron?


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The bill first led me to black-crowned but on pictures yellow-crowned sometimes also shows some yellow in the bill and the eye looks more like for the Yellow-crowned? Or is the eye not a distinctive feature and gives the brownish-tint and fine streaking the best indication (Black)?

Seen in Aruba 2 weeks ago, but since they are also resident in the US, thought I can also post it here (since more people look here).

 

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6 hours ago, Tim Emmerzaal said:

Or is the eye not a distinctive feature

If you see all of the bird the spots (in this case large) on the wing coverts are a great ID feature, confirming Black-crowned for your bird.

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