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Black-crowned Night Heron (fledgling)

Nycticorax nycticorax

Description:

The young fledge and too young to fly..noisy....Black-crowned Night Heron (fledgling)....they look funny and cute with that fluffy looking hairstyle .....The adults of this species do not distinguish between their chicks and the chicks of other nests. They will brood chicks which are not their own. The Black-crowned Night-Heron is a patient hunter. It will often stand still and just wait for a frog or other small animals to pass by. They may also hunt by vibrating their bills in the water to lure prey into investigating the disturbance. Young Black-crowned Night-Herons often disgorge their stomach contents when disturbed. This is convenient for ornithologists who want to study their diet

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3 Comments

:):) thank u Alice and Donna

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Nice spotting!

DonnaBollenbach
DonnaBollenbach 7 years ago

Great spot! I agree, they are so funny and cute!

India

Spotted on Mar 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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