Yellow-crowned Night Heron Images

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Yellow-crowned Night Heron Images 2018-04-27T03:38:01+00:00
Yellow-crowned Night Heron Images

Yellow-crowned Night Heron Images and Information:

Nyctanassa violacea

  • Yellow-crowned Night Herons are small, stocky herons with short necks and legs, short thick bills, blocky heads and are primarily gray in color. During the breeding season they have a long, white plume on their heads.
  • Yellow-crowned Night Herons are year round residents in some parts of their range and medium distance migrants in other parts.
  • Yellow-crowned Night Herons are found in wetlands in the southeastern parts of the U.S. and are also found in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. They breed as far north as Michigan and west to Texas and Kansas.
  • Yellow-crowned Night Herons eat small fish, crustaceans, reptiles, eels, mollusks and insects.
  • Yellow-crowned Night Herons lay 2 to 8 eggs which hatch in 21 to 25 days. They are monogamous and both sexes incubate.
  • A group of herons can be called a “rookery”, “scattering”, “battery” and “hedge” of herons.
  • Yellow-crowned Night Herons live at least 6 years.

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