Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea (Linnaeus, 1758)S3B (State watchlist breeder)    Synonyms: YCNH.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Pelecaniformes   >   Family Ardeidae   >   Genus Nyctanassa   

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/29/2022). (c) Jenny Glenn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Jenny Glenn via iNaturalist.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron calling in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/4/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist.

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A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Howard Co., Maryland (7/21/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/13/2021). Photo by Daniel Taylor. (MBP list)

A pair of Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in Baltimore, Maryland (3/31/2012). Photo by Wendy Crowe. (MBP list)

An adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on its nest in Baltimore City, Maryland (3/29/2014). Photo by Jared Fisher. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/24/2012). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/23/2018). Photo by Andrew Clemens. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (8/30/2016). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (8/12/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A nesting pair of Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Baltimore City, Maryland (3/29/2017). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/9/2015). Photo by Wendy Alexander. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/4/2016). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Baltimore City, Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Bilcha, all rights reserved. Photo by Bilcha via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Frederick Co., Maryland (3/28/2021). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron feeding on an introduced Procambarus clarkii in Silver Spring, Maryland (8/4/2012). Despite our over-arching concerns about non-native crayfish, there are no complaints from local Yellow-crowned Night-Herons. Photo by Stephen Davies. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron preying on a Red Swamp Crayfish in Kent Co., Maryland (7/11/2015). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron with a crayfish in Howard Co., Maryland (4/21/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/14/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/18/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/29/2020). (c) vwiest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by vwiest via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Somerset Co., Maryland (8/6/2010). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Baltimore City, Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Bilcha, all rights reserved. Photo by Bilcha via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/3/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/23/2011). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Somerset Co., Maryland (8/6/2010). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Howard Co., Maryland (8/9/2019). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/28/2010). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/28/2010). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in flight over Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland (8/7/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/23/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/5/2022). (c) danieltayloroc, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by danieltayloroc via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron eating a crab at Fort Desoto, Florida (6/5/2011). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A pair of Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at nest with young in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/9/2016). First nesting record for Carroll County. (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/14/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/22/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/22/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/17/2020). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/24/2020). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron nestlings in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/14/2015). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at nest with egg in Baltimore City, Maryland (3/29/2012). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/27/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/15/2019). (c) Matt Felperin, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Matt Felperin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/15/2019). (c) Matt Felperin, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Matt Felperin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/12/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Harford Co., Maryland (9/3/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A nesting pair of Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in Baltimore City, Maryland (Date obscured). (c) mkjohnsmdmn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mkjohnsmdmn via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron with nesting material in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/2/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/20/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/25/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/25/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/26/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/26/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/28/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/28/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/4/2014). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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