Black-crowned Night Heron

photo by DickDaniels

Scientific classification

Order

Pelecaniformes

Family

Ardeidae

Subfamily

Nycticorax

Species

nycticorax

Appearance

* Pretty large 'compact' bird with grey upperparts and pale underparts
* Blackish crown and a pretty short bill
* Size: 58-65 cm

Habitat

Wetlands

Countries

Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe

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