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Jim Krill

Kailua, HI, USA


Common in Hawaii, arrived naturally, yet no distinguishing features from mainland herons. While not a bright blue, the bluish tint fading into gray gives the male black-crowned the closest to blue as anything we have, save maybe a rock pigeon. This male often wanders across our backyard ledge hunting fish. Of course, most striking, the glaringly red eyes.

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Species: Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron (‘Auku’u) -male

Black-crowned Night Heron (‘Auku’u)

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