Baking: Black-Crowned Nigh-Heron


Nycticorax nycticorax

Length: 20-25 in Wingspan: 45-50 in Weight: 1.5-2 lbs


Stocky heron with light front and neck, gray wings, and black back and cap.




Range map by Kushlan and Hancock 2005

Cool Facts:

The Black-Crowned Night-Heron earns the scientific name “Nycticorax,” meaning “night raven,” from its raven-like “wok” call and predominantly nocturnal habits. These birds are still often seen during the day, but may appear much less sluggish when the sun starts going down.

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