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  Black-crowned Night Heron

 

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Black-crowned Night Herons have a distinctive dark bluish grey to black back and crown, and pale grey wings. Its underparts are greyish white-buff and its legs pale yellow.

 

This species is gregarious and largely nocturnal, and during the day it rests in trees or bushes.

 

  Black-crowned Night Heron

 

  Black-crowned Night Heron

 

This species' scientific designation Nycticorax nycticorax means ‘night raven’ and like its common name, refers to its nocturnal habits, but also to its harsh crow-like call. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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