Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
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Title: Black-crowned Night Heron
Alternative Title: Nycitcorax nycitcorax
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: WO-Lee Karney-3530
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Karney, Wading Birds, Waterfowl, Heron
Table Of Contents: At sunset when most herons are flying toward their roosting places, the black-crowned night herons are leaving the trees where they have spent the day scattering over the marshes to feed. By foraging at night, these birds avoid competition with other herons. Probably the most abundant heron in the world, the black-crown night heron nests on every continent except Austrialia, where its place is taken by a closely related species.
Available: April 07 2004
Issued: April 06 2004
Modified: April 07 2004