Black-crowned night-heron

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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

Additional Material...
Black-crowned night-heron - Images - google.com
Black-crowned night-heron - Video - youtube.com
Black-crowned night-heron - Datazone - birdlife.org




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