Fasciated Tiger Heron

These two different birds were photographed on a stream at the Manuel Antonio National Park. At the time, I assumed they were Bare-throated Tiger Herons, which have more contrasting dark crowns. The fine barring on the cheeks and crown is diagnostic of Fasicated Tiger Heron. The white throat diagnostic of Fasciated Tiger Heron is apparent. The throat is yellow in Bare-throated Tiger Herons.

 

 

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