Majstic, large bird

What is it?

What is it?

I can't identify this bird. It was tall, and was perching in a tree over a swamp near the Kennedy Space Center parking lot. Very pronounced ruff of brown feathers around neck. About the size of a large heron.

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Apr 20, 2017
live in Dallas on Little Joe Creek NEW
by: SouthernLouisianaCook

I think it just looks like a kingfisher.

Mar 30, 2017
Possibly an Anhinga NEW
by: Laura in KY

I can't really see the bird's Bill in the photograph, but maybe you remember it well. The tail suggests an anhinga. Compare it with a double crested Cormorant and you will find your answer.

Mar 27, 2017
Nothing like that here... NEW
by: Margaret Mariam

but I'd sure like to know what it is, too. Last Spring I saw green herons for the first time; but it turns out they weren't migratory. I just hadn't seen one before. LOL!

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