Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Distribution / Range:

They breed in the swamps and marshes of the eastern United States ranging south to north-eastern South America.

Description:

The Yellow-crowned Night Heron averages 61 cm in length and weighs 625 g. It has a distinctive white crown and back. They have white stripes below the eyes. The rest of the plumage is greyish. The eyes are red and the legs are short and yellow.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
california
caribbean
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
pointed-wings
Habitat
Forests
Marshes
Color
gray
Body Shape
long-legged
Size
large
Order
waterbirds - pelican, spoonbill, heron, egret, ibis - pelecaniformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern