|Yellow-crowned night heron (N. violacea)|
N. carcinocatactes (extinct)
Nyctanassa is a genus of night herons from the Americas, especially (but not exclusively) warmer coastal regions. They were formerly included in the genus Nycticorax, but today all major authorities recognize them as different.
The name comes from Ancient Greek words for "night" and "lady" or "queen", referring to the yellow-crowned night heron's nocturnal activity and its beauty.
- Bermuda night heron, Nyctanassa carcinocatactes (extinct)
- Yellow-crowned night heron, Nyctanassa violacea
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