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Nyctanassa violacea 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. The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron is a rather stocky wading bird, ranging from 55 to 70 cm and from 650 to 800 grams, the females being a little smaller than the males. The neck, slim when extended, gives the bird a comically large head compared to its body, with a large and heavy bill. The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron looks for shallow water to live in: marshes, wooded swamps, and lakeshores for inland populations, and thickets, mangroves and cliff-bound coasts for coastal populations. It can also be found in areas that don’t always have enough water, but that get flooded on a regular basis. this species is in the process of being placed on the endangered species list CloseUp,Daylight,Detail,Florida,Geotagged,Nyctanassa violacea,Single,Spring,The yellow-crowned night-heron,United States,Yellow-crowned Night Heron,nature,photo by T.G,woods Click/tap to enlarge

Nyctanassa violacea

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. The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron is a rather stocky wading bird, ranging from 55 to 70 cm and from 650 to 800 grams, the females being a little smaller than the males. The neck, slim when extended, gives the bird a comically large head compared to its body, with a large and heavy bill. The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron looks for shallow water to live in: marshes, wooded swamps, and lakeshores for inland populations, and thickets, mangroves and cliff-bound coasts for coastal populations. It can also be found in areas that don’t always have enough water, but that get flooded on a regular basis. this species is in the process of being placed on the endangered species list

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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 nomad2326
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Uploaded Jul 11, 2016. Captured May 5, 2016 11:09 in 6123 Conservation Levee Greenway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321, USA.
  • NIKON D3200
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 170mm