Close Encounter with a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

A magnificent bird poses for a special photo

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Photo by John Dean

At home in coast mangroves, inland swamps, and riparian woodlands, this short-necked, stocky heron has a grey body and a large black head boldly marked with a cheek patch and white crown with yellowish tints on the forehead.

Birds of Florida, Fred J. Alsop

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Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash
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Black-crowned night heron by John Dean

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