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Young Yellow Crested Night Heron  Nyctanassa violacea,Yellow-crowned Night Heron Click/tap to enlarge

Young Yellow Crested Night Heron

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The yellow-crowned night-heron , is one of two species of night herons found in the Americas, the other one being the black-crowned night heron. It is known as the Bihoreau Violacé in French and the Pedrete Corona Clara in Spanish.

A related heron, the Bermuda night heron, was endemic to Bermuda, but became extinct following human colonisation.

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by DannyLong
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By DannyLong

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Uploaded Aug 2, 2014. Captured Jul 23, 2014 08:20.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/2.8
  • 1/640s
  • ISO160
  • 200mm