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I took this picture in Cabo, Mexico over the weekend and while the markings don’t seem quite as described in the guides, Boat-billed Heron is the only thing I can come up with. ¬†Any ideas?

-Ed Allday


Hey, Ed,

Thanks for the question. Looks like it’s an immature Black-crowned Night Heron to me. I think a Boat-billed would have a much larger and broader bill, based on what I’ve seen of Boat-billed Herons. Thanks. Happy birding!


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