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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Nyctanassa violacea

Description:

Foraging birds stand still or slowly stalk crabs and other prey along shorelines, marshes, and fields. Once in striking range they lunge at their prey and seize it in their bill. They swallow small prey whole, but often shake apart, crush, or spear larger prey.

Habitat:

Mangrove swamp.

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2 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Rieko!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Lovery spotting.

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

Nayarit, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 11, 2013

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