Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland (8/7/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Above and below: Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland (8/7/2010).

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland (8/7/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland (8/7/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at North Beach, Maryland (7/28/2010).

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at North Beach, Maryland (7/28/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at North Beach, Maryland (7/28/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at North Beach, Maryland (7/28/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at North Beach, Maryland (7/28/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at North Beach, Maryland (7/28/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Boqueron, Puerto Rico (4/15/2009).

Below: A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/9/2009).

Below: Courtship display near Hughes Hollow, Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/1/2005).

Below: Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron taken in southern Florida in February 2005.

Below: This adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was a nice find from a morning of shorebird and wader study between Truitt's and Vaughn North (7/23/2011). This was my first adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on the Eastern Shore.

This adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was a nice find from a morning of shorebird and wader study between Truitt's and Vaughn North (7/23/2011). This was my first adult
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on the Eastern Shore. Photo by Bill Hubick.

This adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was a nice find from a morning of shorebird and wader study between Truitt's and Vaughn North (7/23/2011). This was my first adult
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on the Eastern Shore. Photo by Bill Hubick.

This adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was a nice find from a morning of shorebird and wader study between Truitt's and Vaughn North (7/23/2011). This was my first adult
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on the Eastern Shore. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Yellow-crowned Night-Herons nesting in Baltimore, Maryland (3/29/2012).


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