Order
Pelecaniformes
Family
Ardeidae
Genus
Nyctanassa
 
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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Bryan D. Watts
Version: 2.0 — Published December 21, 2011

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Figure 1. Distribution of the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in North and Middle America. - Range Map
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  • Non-Breeding
Figure 1. Distribution of the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in North and Middle America.

Strays often appear north and west of the mapped range, mainly in spring (adults) or in late summer-early fall (juveniles). See text for details and for distribution in South America.

Recommended Citation

Watts, B. D. (2011). Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.161