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Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax





credit: Dick Daniels/CCSA


ADULT Has dark, daggerlike bill, black crown and back, gray wings, and pale face and underparts; eyes are large and red, legs are yellowish, and head is adorned with white plumes. JUVENILE Has mainly brown plumage, heavily marked with white spots; bill is dull yellowish. Acquires adult plumage gradually over subsequent 2 years.

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