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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Posted by Edwin Bowe on January 11, 2022 at 9:55 am
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Location: Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, FL
Yellow-crowned night-herons feed primarily on aquatic invertebrates. This bird found its morning meal in the plants along a containment pond. The long occipital streamers on this bird are characteristic of breeding plumage.