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Heron, Black-crowned night bird pictures


Heron, Black-crowned night bird picturesBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
202. Nycticorax nycticorax noevius. 24 inches.

A well-known bird often called "quawk" from the note which it makes during its evening flights. They are usually found nesting in large colonies, while in some places a few secluded pairs nest; a favorite place being among pine trees on the edge of muddy ponds.

Nest. - Is built of sticks, with no lining, and placed in the
higher limbs of the trees, not unusual to find a dozen or more
in each tree.

Eggs are pale greenish color (2.00 x 1.40).