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My best guess is this is a juvenile Black-crowned trying to intimidate a juvenile Yellow-crowned? Shot in NJ where both species breed in the same location. Thanks

 

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I think you're right. Bottom is definitely Yellow-crowned. Not as sure about top one because I've never seen them in this posture, but bill seems more like Black-crowned to me.

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1 minute ago, thelodger14 said:

I think they are both black-crowned Night Heron juveniles.

Bottom one is definitely Yellow-crowned with the more blunt beak and finer spotting on the wings.

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