Little Heron vs Black-crowned Night-heron: Size does matter.

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Little Heron (video grab).

Jeremiah Loei’s vido clip below shows a Little Heron (Butorides striatus), possibly a non-breeding adult, waiting patiently for a prey to appear at a pond in Gardens by the Bay (above). Along came an injured Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).

The Little Heron (40-48 cm), being smaller than the juvenile night-heron (58-65 cm), reluctantly moved off, although showing its emotions through its head feathers.

Along came a Black-crowned Night-heron (video grab).

This shows clearly that in nature, size does matters!

Jeremiah Loei
Singapore
5th October 2019

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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