Re: [OM] IMg: Unknown Bird

Subject: Re: [OM] IMg: Unknown Bird
From: Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2017 16:06:51 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
     I'm told that this is a Black-capped Night Heron, and that it is somewhat 
common here.  Never seen one before.


>     I admit that I'm not good at identifying birds, so you can understand 
>why I'm totally baffled at this one that I saw last Friday while cyling 
>past a riparian area:
>     This is a fairly large bird, about 18-24" long.  The plumage varies 
>from a white breast to charcoal gray wings and cap.  You will notice that 
>there are two white tassels fro the back of the head and a pale yellow 
>thingy beneath the beak.  The feet indicate that this is neither a water 
>fowl (not webbed) not a bird of prey (no talons).

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