Yellow-Crowned Night Heron Picture Gallery

The beautiful, distinctive Yellow-Crowned Night Heron is a little over 2 feet tall and is active, as the name implies, mostly at night. It can also be seen frequently in early mornings and midday. The startling orange eye is an identifying feature, if you can get close enough to see it, although it is hard to mistake this adult bird for any other. However, the juvenile yellow-crowned night heron (see below) is often mistaken for the adult limpkin or the juvenile black-crowned night heron.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel single lens reflex (dSLR) camera was employed for most of the bird photos below. It was equipped with a  Sigma zoom lens 200-500 mm, sometimes with a 1.4 tele-extender. All photos on the page are downsized and compressed for loading speed. The high resolution 6.3 megapixel images are archived offline.

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This adult yellow-crowned night heron looks like it's attired in its best evening wear.

Crabs are a favorite of this skilled hunter.

Strange pose with wings cupped and belly feathers indented.

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The yellow-crowned night heron (above and below) is always on the lookout for a snack or two. It is a fine, stalking hunter who seldom misses.

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Portraits of the yellow-crowned night heron.

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The juvenile yellow-crowned night heron (above) can easily be confused with the juvenile black-crowned night heron or the adult limpkin. 




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