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Black-crowned Night Heron (Juvenile)

Nycticorax nycticorax

Description:

This is a brown bird about a foot long, living at the lion habitat of the Houston Zoo.

Habitat:

Wetlands. It was spotted standing beside the moat which surrounds the lion habitat.

Notes:

The bird appears to be wild, living at the zoo of his own accord. (It can easily fly away.) It stood on a rail while I was there, even as people moved fairly close to it.

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

StephenPalkot
StephenPalkot 7 years ago

It looks like you're right. I'll be updating this entry.

jamerbean
jamerbean 7 years ago

Maybe juvenile black-crowned night heron?

Houston, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.71, Long: -95.39

Spotted on May 28, 2011
Submitted on May 28, 2011

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