Order: Pelecaniformes | Family: Ardeidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pto. Pizarro, Tumbes
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Villa Marshes, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Ecuador
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Unknown
Status: The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron is uncommon in the mangrove forests of extreme northwest Peru, in the Department of Tumbes. This Night-Heron has been spreading south in the last decade or so and now it breeds as far south as Villa Marshes in Lima. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.
Name in Spanish: Huaco de Corona Amarilla.
Sub-species: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea caliginis) Wetmore, 1946.
Meaning of Name: Nyctanassa: Gr. Nux= night and anassa= queen, lady. violacea: L. viola= with violet, violet.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.