Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Photo courtesy of Billy Sandifer.

-Nyctanassa Violacea-

Black head with white crown, crest and cheek patches, body is gray. Stout billed, chunky and long-necked, nocturnal. Feeds on crabs and other crustaceans, aquatic insects and small fish in shallow ponds and marsh habitat. Breeds in our area. Greatest abundance occurs March May and again during August - October.

Length: 24"
Wing Span: 42"
Weight: 1.5 lbs