Black-Crowned Night Herons
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The black-crowned night heron (nycticorax nycticorax) is the most widespead heron in the world and can be found on all continents except for Australia and Antarctica.
They forage in freshwater, brackish water and saltwater wetlands from estuaries, marshes and swamps, to rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
In the Americas they can be found in central southern Canada, most of the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and most of South America.