Sooo........we've seen a few pictures of the Green Heron, one of the easier species of heron or egret, here to see in the open (here and here), but none of the others yet. I thought it would be interesting to do a sort of ongoing photo essay thingy introducing the other local species. This should grow little by little as I track down the more elusive species and try for better photos.
This little chap with the blonde mohican is a yellow-crowned night heron, Nyctanassa violacea, one of two night heron species we have. Its easily distinguished from the black-crowned by its, er, yellow crown.
The juveniles of this species look completely different so I'll try and put up a pic of one too if I can track one down. In the meantime, til I get the other caribbean species, old world heron posts are here and here.