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February 2020 - Black-crowned Night-heron
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Black-crowned Night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
The Black-crowned Night-heron is found across North America as well as on four other continents, making it the most widespread heron in the world. The scientific name, Nycticorax nysticorax, means "night raven" in Greek referring to the fact they the generally feed at night and they have a crow-like call.
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