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#1 mhelsel

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:22 PM

These were seen today in a marsh in NJ.

1. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron?
http://www.flickr.co...tream/lightbox/

2. Savannah Sparrow?
originally thought Song Sparrow, until I noticed the yellow but it seems to be both above and below and I thought Savannahs only had yellow above
http://www.flickr.co...tream/lightbox/

3. Now, I may be really reaching here with this juvie Cormorant BUT.. we usually only see Double-cresteds around here. I know they can have white on their underside but this much? So could it be a Great Cormorant?
http://www.flickr.co...tream/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.co...tream/lightbox/


Thanks for your help!

#2 Joejr14

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

1) Confirm
2) Confirm
3) DC Cormorant. Great's are much bulkier compared to DC's, plus a juvie Great would have a white belly, an adult would be black. Also, DC's have orange lores--great's do not. And finally, greats have a white throat.

#3 mhelsel

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:31 PM

Thank you! I think I was just reaching
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#4 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:05 AM

1) Confirm
2) Confirm
3) DC Cormorant. Great's are much bulkier compared to DC's, plus a juvie Great would have a white belly, an adult would be black. Also, DC's have orange lores--great's do not. And finally, greats have a white throat.


I agree with Joejr's IDs.

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