Black-crowned Night-Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Order

CICONIIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

BCNH

Code 6

NYCNYC

ITIS

HEAD

Black-crowned Night-Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Gray-olive in hatchlings, soon changing to yellow, deepening to orange, and then becoming bright red at maturity.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black with long white plumes.
  • Forehead Color: White and black.
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White to pale gray.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black-crowned Night-Heron Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 64-71 cm (25-28 in)
  • Weight: 1100 g (38.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black-crowned Night-Heron Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with slow steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 112-114 cm (44-45 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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