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Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Nyctanassa violacea

Description:

*Updated Thanks for the help. I was thinking this was a juvenile great blue, but it was much smaller and the markings around the eyes is different than anything I could find reference to. I checked little blue, green and purple herons and none of those were even close. Phil was kind enough to enlighten me to the actual name which is the yellow crowned night heron.

Habitat:

Marshes, water areas

6 Comments

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Thank you!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 9 years ago

Lovely

Phil_S
Phil_S 9 years ago

You are very welcome!

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Thanks Phil for the info and the complement - There were about 4 of them around the little pond I was walking around.

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 9 years ago

100% sure thats a yellow crowned knight heron

Phil_S
Phil_S 9 years ago

Excellent spotting!

KatCuff
Spotted by
KatCuff

Round Rock, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on May 16, 2013

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