Juvenile Malaysian Night Heron taking on adult plumage

Chris Lee a.k.a. chrisle023 photographed a Malaysian Night Heron (Gorsachius melanolophus) in the process of changing its juvenile plumage to an adult dress.

The duller juvenile plumage is about to take on the darker dress of the adult with the gradual appearance of patches of brownish feathers on its neck and back.

This post is a cooperative effort between NaturePixels.org and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.


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