Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile) - approx. 64 cm
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Nycticorax
Species: Nycticorax
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Updated February 26 2016
Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile) - approx. 64 cm
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Nycticorax
Species: Nycticorax
Updated February 26 2016
Green Heron (sexes similar) - approx. 46 cm
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Butorides
Species: Virescens
Great Egret (sexes similar) - approx. 1 m
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Ardea
Species: Alba
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Updated October 10 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Black-crowned Night Heron (adult - sexes similar) -
approx. 64 cm
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Nycticorax
Species: Nycticorax
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Updated February 26 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Green Heron (juvenile) - approx. 46 cm
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Butorides
Species: Virescens
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Juvenile has spotted upper parts and streaked lower parts
Great Egret (sexes similar) - approx. 1 m
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Ardea
Species: Alba
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Updated October 10 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (juvenile) - approx. 64 cm
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Nyctanassa
Species: Violacea
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Great Blue Heron (juvenile) - approx. 1.2 m
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Ardea
Species: Herodias
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Updated February 19 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Great Blue Heron (adult - sexes similar) - approx. 1.2 m
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Ardea
Species: Herodias
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Updated February 19 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Juvenile lacks plumes and white crown and the neck has
more prominent streaking
Juvenile lacks plumes and white crown and the neck has
more prominent streaking
Great Blue Heron (1st year) - approx. 1.2 m
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Ardea
Species: Herodias
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Updated February 19 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Photograph by Ed McAskill
Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile entering adult plumage) - approx. 64 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2007
Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile or 1st year) - approx. 64 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Green Heron (adult - sexes similar) - approx. 46 cm - Leslie Spit - May 2008
Great Egret (adult - sexes similar) - approx. 1 m - Humber River (Lambton Woods) - September 2007
Black-crowned Night Heron (adult - sexes similar) - approx. 64 cm - Humber Bay Park - April 2011
Green Heron (juvenile) - approx. 46 cm - Humber Bay Park - September 2012
Great Egret (adult - sexes similar) - approx. 1 m - Humber Bay Park - September 2012
Great Blue Heron (juvenile) - approx. 1.2 m - Humber River (Claireville Reservoir) - August 2007
Great Blue Heron (adult - sexes similar) - approx. 1.2 m - High Park - October 2009
Great Blue Heron (1st year) - approx. 1.2 m - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - September 2012
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (juvenile) - approx. 64 cm - Samuel Smith Park - August 2014
Cattle Egret (sexes similar) - approx. 50 cm
Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons & Storks)
Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets & Bitterns)
Genus: Bubulcus
Species: Ibis
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Updated January 4 2017
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Juveniles sometimes have greenish to black legs, non-
breeding adults have yellowish green legs
Cattle Egret (juvenile? - sexes similar) - approx. 50 cm - Samuel Smith Park - November 2016