Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Nyctanassa violacea
  (L 24" W 2" Wt 1.5 lb)
JN “Ding” Darling Nat‘l
Wildlife Refuge
Sanibel, FL - 05Jan07
 
Audobon Corkscrew
Swamp Sanctuary -
Naples, FL - 04Jan07
The heron blames the water
because he cannot swim.
(Danish Proverb)
A smaller heron
...note the white
stripe below the eye.
 SPECIES
STATUS IS
ENDANGERED IN
ILLINOIS