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Night Heron

(Nycticorax nycticorax)

Description

Broad wings, black, white and grey plumage. Young are similar in appearance to the Bittern.

Habitat

Dense riverside vegetation, often perch in trees.

Nest

Colonial; in low trees and bushes, sometimes in reed beds. Platform of twigs and reeds.

Diet

Fish, amphibians and insects.

Visitor during the months of:

April to September.