The Yellow-crowned Night Heron is one of two species of night herons found South Florida, the other one being the black-crowned night heron. The face appear striped in a horizontal black-white-black-white pattern. Long, thin, white feathers grow to the back of the crown during mating season. The bill, also black, is thick and deeply set under the eyes which are dark orange or red.
Friday, August 2 2019