Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Nyctanassa
Species: violacea

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Jackson, Mississippi
Summerville, South Carolina
Austin, Texas (2 reports)
Houston, Texas (3 reports)
La Porte, Texas
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On Dec 30, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

These things are EVERYWHERE in summer around the southeast Houston area along roadside ditches. I see them in the winter also but not as much. They have made a nest in a big oak tree at my parents house every summer.