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Black-Crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Description:

sleek bodied, small, necked, and short tailed, bird. long yellow legs with three toes on each foot, long sharp beak, presumbably to catch and kill relativley large fish. Does not move much and is capable of staying completely motionless for long stretches of time.

Habitat:

man-made freshwater lake on a golf course near the ocean.

Notes:

reminds me of the kingfisher

1 Species ID Suggestions

Atul
Atul 8 years ago
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night Heron


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kzheng808
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kzheng808

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Dec 17, 2012
Submitted on Dec 17, 2012

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