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Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli
Black-crested, black-billed bird, ~ 15 inches tall, with greyish-white breast.
Suburban neighborhood on insular tropical upland plateau.
Spotted perched on the top of a discontinuity/dam/waterfall along an irrigation ditch, unfortunately backlit by a late afternoon sun. The Hawaiian name of this species is 'Auku'u.