yellow-crowned night heron

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Noun1.yellow-crowned night heron - North American night heronyellow-crowned night heron - North American night heron    
night heron, night raven - nocturnal or crepuscular herons
genus Nyctanassa, Nyctanassa - American night herons
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Species 1995 1996 1 -- Nycticorax violaceus -- 1(0.28) 2 -- Cathartes aura 8(2.46) 10(2.88) 3 -- Buteo jamaicensis 2(0.61) 1(0.28) 4 -- Falco sparverius -- 2(0.57) 5 -- Callipepla squamata 15(4.61) 4(1.15) 6 -- Zenaida macroura 23(7.07) 16(4.61) 7 -- Bubo virginianus 1(0.30) -- 8 -- Chordeiles acutipennis 26(8.00) 17(4.89) 9 -- Archilochus alexandri 3(0.92) 3(0.82) 10 -- Picoides scalaris 3(0.92) 11(3.17) 11 -- Empidonax minimus -- 2(0.57) 12 -- E.
Many of the species that reside here in turn serve as forage for important fisheries species (e.g., spotted seatrout Cynoscion nebulosus, McMichael & Peters 1989; red drum Sciaenops ocellatus, Peters & McMichael 1987; bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix, Harding & Mann 2001b) and for birds (e.g., yellow-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax violaceus, Watts 1988).
Examination of birds: Anas discors (L.), Pluvialis squatarola (L.), Butorides striatus (L.), Egretta caerulea (L.), Nycticorax violaceus (Gro.) in the study area were found to be natural hosts of Microphallus sp., which is described herein as new species, and its partial life cycle is illustrated.