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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Immature GALAP SER
A single beam of sunlight found parts of this bird. Shade envelops the remainder of the image. This bird was foraging among boulders at the end of a sandy marine beach.
Boulder strewn marine beach
End of beach at Darwin Bay, Isla Genovesa, Islas Galapagos, Ecuador
Date taken
1 February 2006
Scientific name
Nyctanassa violacea
Equipment used
Canon 20D with 70-200 mm f2.8 + 1.4x
This one is an immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron - compare the longer legs and short, stout bill with your Lava Heron next pic along ;-)
Thank you, "Nutcracker." I have made the appropriate changes to the title and other text associated with the posting. rdavis

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