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Black-crowned night heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Description:

Medium-sized, stocky heron with short neck and legs, black upperparts, gray wings, and white to pale gray underparts. Stout black bill, red eyes, and yellow legs.

Habitat:

Preferred habitats include swamps, streams, rivers, marshes, mud flats, and the edges of lakes that have become overgrown with rushes and cattails.

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2 Comments

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 7 years ago

Thanks Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Well-done!

MelissaFerguson
Spotted by
MelissaFerguson

Sebastian, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2013
Submitted on Aug 2, 2013

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