Length: 25-30 in Wingspan: 45-50 in Weight: 1.5-2 lbs
Stocky heron with blue/gray body and black and white striped head.
Range map by Kushlan and Hancock 2005
Yellow-Crowned Night-Herons are most common in coastal areas, and have a stocky bill (relative to other herons) that gives them an edge in cracking open carapaces of crabs and crayfish.
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