Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Developmental cycle - Rufescent Tiger-Heron

Follow up on three heron chicks of a pair which nested at Canal Viamonte in September 2010

Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron21-09-10
© Jorge García Vicente
Four days after the first record chicks still have white down.
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron25-09-10
© Silvia Vitale
Four days later the juvenile plumage shows through
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron3-10-10
© Carlos Gonzalez Ledo
Downy feathers are replaced uniformly.
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron9-10-10
© Silvia Vitale
While the two elder chicks grow evenly the smallest one gets rather behind.
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron11-10-10
© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
On 11th of October they are left alone for the first time. The eldest sibling is in charge and takes the alert posture before our presence
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron16-10-10
© Carlos Gonzalez Ledo
Almost a month after hatch the smallest chick catches up with the rest
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron30-10-10
© Claudia Furman
The oldest chick ventures into a nearby branch
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-Heron7-11-10
© Carlos Gonzalez Ledo
All of them step away from the nest. Their first flight experience is imminent. Something we did not see.
Hocó colorado/Rufescent Tiger-HeronOne of the siblings in its new life.
© Carlos Gonzalez Ledo