Skip to page content
Hi, I took this photo of the Night Heron at s'albufera, Mallorca on 13th May, 2013, as it sat in a tree. I would like to know what it has attached to it's breast as it looks very unusual.
probably just leaves stuck in its feathers? :>
I wonder if these are ornamental breast feathers, which may look less featherlike if reduced to the rachis.
There are a few mentions on the internet, but no good photos that I can find of ones similar.