A Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Painted Rock Dam

Notes | By William Grossi | Accepted April 16, 2006

On 13 August 2005 an immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron was reported at Painted Rock Dam. This was a first record for Maricopa County and one of only a handful of records for Arizona.  Knowing the subtle differences between subadult Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons helped identify this bird.