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#1 misenus

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Both birds photographed March 17, 2012.

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Second bird: http://www.whatbird....294635-kyoto-2/

#2 Liam

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:39 PM

Gray Heron and Black-crowned Night-Heron.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:40 PM

First bird - Gray Heron?
Second bird is black-crowned night heron, I think.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

Is there even such thing as a Grey Heron?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:21 PM

Is there even such thing as a Grey Heron?


How do you mean? There is a species, Ardea cinerea, found in Eurasia that is very similar to the Great Blue Heron that is called the Gray (or Grey) Heron. The ABA area has a handful of records of this species. It makes me wonder how many are overlooked here because folks see them as Great Blues.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

Yes, I thought it was a great blue... and didnt even know that Grey Herons Exisist.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:49 PM

Yes, I thought it was a great blue... and didnt even know that Grey Herons Exisist.


The Gray and Great Blue Herons are sister species. There are other cool species in the genus Ardea that are like Great Blues in costumes. Take a look: http://en.wikipedia....i/Ardea_(genus)

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#8 Isabeliever

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:54 PM

The Gray and Great Blue Herons are sister species. There are other cool species in the genus Ardea that are like Great Blues in costumes. Take a look: http://en.wikipedia....i/Ardea_(genus)


Wow, thats really cool!

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