The Black-crowned night-heron – Nycticorax nycticorax is a mid-sized heron of the wading-bird Family Ardeidae and the Order Pelecaniformes. It is widespread around the warm and temperate parts of the world apart from Australia. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to the more northerly parts namely Turkey, S Caucasus, Iran, Iraq, and the Maghreb states. There are small isolated summer breeding areas in S Levant, Central Saudi Arabia and UAE. The Nile Delta is a wintering area but from there southwards to Ethiopia is a broadening range where it is resident and from where it spreads westwards across the S of the Sahel states to coastal Mauritania.
Type - wading-bird - colonial nester, Summer Habitat - vegetated margins of a wide choice of natural and artificial wetlands Resident Habitat - mangroves, mudflats, wet & dry grasslands, floating vegetation, isolated islands,
Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Ardeidae Genus: Nycticorax
Species - Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned night-heron - Species - ebird.org Black-crowned night-heron - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Black-crowned night-heron - Species - animaldiversity.org Black-crowned night-heron - Herons - heronconservation.org Black-crowned night-heron - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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