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Black-crowned night heron (adult)

Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli


Resting on a log during midday in its characteristic hunched-over posture. Looks kind of sly.


Seen in a swamp at Big Cypress National Preserve, with many fish species and alligators nearby.


White plume is visible.

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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 days ago

It must have been a memorable first sighting for you. Thanks for sharing that, Tukup. My pleasure.

Tukup 4 days ago

This picture brought back memories. As a young kid in NW Iowa, this was the first "exotic" bird I saw in the grove on our farm. It really got me into bird ID. Thanks for sharing. This is a great shot.

Florida, USA

Lat: 25.97, Long: -81.16

Spotted on Dec 20, 2015
Submitted on Apr 15, 2019

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