|Yellow-crowned Night-heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
(aka Nycticorax violaceus)
The Yellow-crowned Night Heron is distributed from Florida and the Caribbean down the Atlantic coast of South America to southern Brazil and from California to Peru along the Pacific coast. It is usually found in mangrove swamps, mudflats, marshes, lakes, etc., normally near the coast.
It feeds on crabs, shellfish, insects, small amphibians and snakes. It is normally crepuscular or nocturnal and generally feeds alone.