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Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Aves > Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night Heron is a bird which can be found all around the world except in the cold, polar regions. Its preferred habitat is fresh or saltwater wetlands.

I look for the black cap, white body and red eyes. Juvenile birds are brownish, darker where it will turn later to dark grey, and they already have the red eyes.

I first saw Black-crowned Night Herons in St. Eustache. Rapids Park Lachine is another place they can be seen frequently, either hidden within a tree close to the water where they like to fish. For photography, St. Eustache is better as they are getting very close.

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Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2020-06-07
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation2019-08-04
Rapids Park Lachine2019-06-22
Rapids Park Lachine2017-10-21
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