Friday, April 27, 2012

That heron? Probably not a Lava Heron after all.

Panama Records Committee Chair George Angehr chimes in on Venicio’s odd Butorides from Las Bóvedas:

Interesting bird. However, I showed it to heron expert James Kushlan and he said that Lava Heron has a thicker bill and thicker legs. Photos on line also seem to show that Lava Heron has a yellow eye. Kushlan thought it was just a melanistic Green/Striated.

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