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BajanAlan
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Bitten ?

In Darwin

Owen1
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This one is a Striated Heron Alan. A very interesting looking individual too.

Cheers, Owen.

BajanAlan
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Thanks again, they seem to vary a lot!

BajanAlan
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Hi Owen

is this another

Regards Alan

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That one is a Pied Heron BajanAlan

BajanAlan
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Thanks Nathan, Just very dirty,

Do they ever have white eyebrows?

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that one could be a half-grown juvenile, i think

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Owen1 wrote:

This one is a Striated Heron Alan. A very interesting looking individual too.

My attention has just been drawn to this thread

the 3 birds are all Pied Herons - note particularly the bill colour and the stance

Striated Herons are noted for their skulking behaviour not standing upright with neck extended as the pic;

Striated Herons have a grey bill, yellowish below;

they are also a dumpy bird 

I will attach a couple of pics, from the many in my library, ie I am very confident of this ID

Peter

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I agree with peter... Ithink the original photo is a Pied Heron... I would say that the bird has a stained neck from fishing in contaminated water.

Brandon (aka ihewman)

BajanAlan
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Hi Brandon original bird is Pied Heron Rufous Morph

Owen1
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My apologies, original bird is a Pied Heron rufous morph!

Cheers, Owen.

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