Yellow Crowned Night Heron - Frank Pali Photography

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Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) at Sierpe river Costa Rica.

The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron is a crustacean-feeding specialist whose diet consists mostly of crabs in coastal areas and crayfish in inland areas. Therefore, wetland conditions are especially important, particularly inland.

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