Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are most commonly found in swamps, marshes, mangroves, and coastal wetlands. Their diet consists mainly of crustaceans such as crabs and crayfish, but also includes other aquatic animals such as small fish, invertebrates, and amphibians. They are about 2 ft. tall and weigh 1.4-1.8 lbs. These Night-Herons make “skow” and “squawk” noises. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.