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Old 04-26-2011   #1
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Default Different Blue Heron's

Whats the difference with these two Heron's....Age, breeding plumage, male/female, slightly different breeds, etc....Most I have shots of don't have the distinct coloring that photo 2 has....Anyone know....

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I don't know jack except it's a heron
But I have seen one up here in Princeton that has yellow on top of it's head instead of that dark blue. Been trying to get a snapshot of it.

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Good question John The second bird is displaying what an adult GBH's breeding plumage should look like. Notice the plumes on the head, neck, and back. Also notice the brighter colors in the feathers. Both of these birds are adults. Other than males being generally larger and having longer bills, the male and female heron look very much the same. During the breeding season, both males and females will have the plumes and brighter colors.


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