Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Nyctanassa violacea

Order

CICONIIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

YCNH

Code 6

NYCVIO

ITIS

HEAD

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Pale yellow upon hatching, then deep yellow, to orange-yellow, to orange, orange-scarlet at maturity.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Yellow-white
  • Forehead Color: Yellow-white
  • Nape Color: Black and gray.
  • Throat Color: Gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Yellow-Crowned Heron Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 56-71 cm (22-28 in)
  • Weight: 726 g (25.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Gray
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with deep steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 107-112 cm (42-44 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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