Unusual Heron Plumage (again)

Subject: Unusual Heron Plumage (again)
From: "Niven" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 18:42:57 +0930
Hi all
I've had a few replies on the herons, but keep them coming...
Just a general note - the plumage is definitely not stained. The 
rufous colouration appears to be entirely natural. There have been 
previous reports of birds similar to these, though there were no 
photos of any great use. I took a few many years ago (mid 80's) 
but they were absolutely no help, and I've seen nothing from 
elsewhere that was helpful until the recent ones, which are on my 
website. If you can point to any references that may shed some 
light, I'd be most appreciative, but still feel free to offer your 
hunches or thoughts. 
By the end of the week I'll compile and post a summary of 
In case you missed the url for the pictures, navigate from the 
homepage of: 


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