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Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax


The breeding habitat is fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout much of the world. The subspecies N. n. hoactli breeds in North and South America from Canada as far south as northern Argentina and Chile, N. n. obscurus in southernmost South America, N. n. falklandicus in the Falkland Islands, and the nominate race N. n. nycticorax in Europe, Asia and Africa. Black-crowned Night Herons nest in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees, or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reedbeds. Three to eight eggs are laid.

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Thank you Yuko and Leighanimal! I know right? There may not be a whole lot of other colors to that bird but those red eye more than do the job.

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

The ruby eyes!

Leighannimal 8 years ago

This is just so awesome!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Thank you cole! Appreciated.

Nayeli 8 years ago

What a beautiful bird! Great series.

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

California, USA

Spotted on Feb 13, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013

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