Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
The yellow-crowned night-heron is a small heron found in tropical climates in North,Central, and South America. They are primarily found in coastal wetland in Central and northern South America. In North America they breed in the south eastern United States and Mexico. Most of the U.S. population migrates down to Central America for the winter except for small populations in South Florida, South Louisiana, and South Texas that are resident year round. Once in a while one gets mixed up and ends up going further north then normal. A few years back we had a yellow-crown that was roosting in a black-crowned night-heron rookery for the summer. This pic was taken in Florida at the Ding Darling NWR last year.


7 comments:

Suzanne said...

Beautiful photograph. I am enamored with birds.

Leslie: said...

I've never heard of this type of heron as we have the Great Blue here.

Leslie
abcw team

prairiebirder said...

Great photo! Happy WBW!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Paul I don't remember seeing this Heron when I was in Paraguay. It is a lovely shot of it. Margaret

Roger Owen Green said...

More yellow in the background than on the bird! Interesting creature.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ken Schneider said...

Nice shot! I can't wait to get back to Florida to check on the status of the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron rookery in the wetlands next to our home.

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful picture!