Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Black-crowned Night Heron (Juvenile)

Nycticorax nycticorax


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


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


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


StephenPalkot 7 years ago

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

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

Related spottings

Nycticorax nycticorax 夜鷺 Nycticorax nycticorax 夜鷺 Black-crowned Night Heron black-crowned night-heron

Nearby spottings

Bald Eagle Meerkat Asian Elephant Laughing Kookaburra