what is the name of this bird?

by Skinney@clcm.net
(Stockton, CA)

Brownish with rust colored neck/breast area, 2" pointed beak, face looks kinda like a vulture, size of a quail.

Saw this bird sitting/feeding beside water with mallards and geese near by.

Comments for what is the name of this bird?

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 23, 2016
what is the name of this bird?
by: Brook

hi there,
I don't how large your quails are but a green heron could possibly be as small as 10" for a small one and up to 18" large, generally they are not that small. However, it does look similar to a heron and it could look smaller than it is if it's a young bird that just left the nest. It is difficult to tell, can you get a better pic, then we can give you a better answer.

Apr 23, 2016
by: AuntGiki

My guess would be Green Heron. Hard to tell from that pic.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.

Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Bird with a loud call/screech at dawn

    Oct 27, 16 10:51 AM

    Hi - it's been a few years, so memory is hazy. I'm trying to identify a bird I met during one of my stays in Australia. I was somewhere between Sydney

    Read More

  2. What bird is this

    Oct 26, 16 10:50 AM

    There was a group of birds in PA. The birds were small, fat and round, and looked like a mini chicken. Their backs were spotted dark brown with a longer

    Read More

  3. What sort of pigeon is this?

    Oct 24, 16 10:59 AM

    It looks like a pigeon is completely white with a beige brown back and center of the tail. Has short feather on its feet (stockings). And a little extra

    Read More