YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON (Nyctanassa violacea) ©thundafunda.com
We saw these in Bimini.
Adults are about 61 cm long and weigh 625 g. They have a white crown and back with the remainder of the body grayish, red eyes and short yellow legs. They have a white stripe below the eye.
These birds stalk their prey or wait in ambush at the water’s edge, mainly at night. They mainly eat crustaceans, mollusks, frogs, aquatic insects and small fish.
Their breeding habitat is swamps and marshes from the eastern United States to north-eastern South America. They often nest in colonies, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. They lay 3–5 pale blue-green eggs.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-crowned_Night_Heron
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