This morning, I went back to the place where I saw a pair of Malayan Night Heron (Gorsachius melanolophus, 黑冠麻鷺) at NCKU (National Cheng Kung University) in Tainan, Taiwan. It was my first experience seeing a pair of Malayan Night Heron perched on a mango tree.
From my observation, I would like to confirm that these two Malayan Night Herons are the breeding pair, because both were roosted side by side on the same branch. I believe the male has bluish lores (the space between the eye and bill)and striking plumage as compared to the female.
|The front view|
|The rear view, the male is bigger in size.|
Handsome male with striking plumage and bluish lores (left), female with less striking plumage and grayish lores (right).