This exotic looking Yellow-crowned Night Heron was observed in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas.

Observation Details

DateMay 9, 2012
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureHot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Type of BehaviorStationary
ObserverChris Jackson

7 Replies to “Yellow-crowned Night Heron – Exotic”

    1. I have 5 of these in a tree over my house. It appears there are two adults and 3 chicks. One adult keeps watch from a second perch, while the other hunts and brings food back to the main nest. Two of the light blue eggs fell on my sidewalk a while back. There is a plethora of poo on my roof. However, they are very pretty. As a non-bird watcher, it took quite a bit of research to figure out what this was.

  1. We have two in a pecan tree in our front yard. I have not seen any chicks but they are leaving a huge mess in the street were the branch hangs over. We live in the Lake Highlands area near Walnut Hill and Audelia.

  2. I saw one yellow crowned night heron by Bachman lake. It jumped on shore with a ~7-8 inch long prawn. I recorded a video of it swallowing that prawn.

  3. We have one one our street in Plano. It stands in a front yard or on top of a roof. You can get quite close to it when it is in the yard. We see it on our nightly walks.

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