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.

Immature Heron On Its Own

An immature black-crowned night heron Prowls the shallows of Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Black Crowned Stalker

A black crowned night heron stalking its prey in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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The Link

A black crowned night heron dipping its beak into the waters at Gatorland near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Trailing Feathers

A black crowned night heron searches part of the swamp in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park for its next meal

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Black Crowned Night Heron

A black crowned night heron flies over Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Black crowned Night Heron In Flight

A black crowned night heron flies over Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Foraging In The Swamp

A black crowned night heron forages in a swamp in Tampa, florida's Lettuce lake Park.

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A Tinge Of Blue

This black-crowned night heron was perched on a log waiting for prey in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Muddy Log

This black-crowned night heron was perched on a log in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park looking for prey.

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Eye Opener BW

This immature black-crowned night heron kept an eye on its surroundings at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida, as it tried to rest.

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Patient Wait

A black-crowned night heron searches the marshes of Tampa, Florida;s Lettuce lake Park for prey on a January 2017 morning.

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Eye Opener

This immature black-crowned night heron kept an eye on its surroundings at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida, as it tried to rest.

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