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Black-crowned Night-Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Description:

Small, spotted bird with a long neck and large beak

Habitat:

Wetland habitats across North America

Notes:

Saw this interesting bird on the upflow filter at Ben Brenman Pond. Wondering if it's a juvenile heron.

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5 Comments

sara.degroot
sara.degroot 5 years ago

Thank you, Marta! Looking at the black crowned night heron, I believe that's what this is.

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

It looks like a youngster of black-crowned night heron...
Look for heron species in your are, to be sure

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 5 years ago

Cute.

sara.degroot
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sara.degroot

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2015
Submitted on Jul 13, 2015

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