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The American Bittern (botaurus lentiginosus), breeds in Canada and the northern United States in the summer, and winters along the coasts of the United States, Mexico, and down into Central America.

 

Look for them mainly in freshwater marshes with tall less dense vegetation. They like wetlands of many types and sizes including saltwater occasionally.

This medium sized heron is a solitary forager, hunting during the day, mainly at dawn and dusk. They feed mainly on fish but also eat crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles and small mammals.. 

Fine art prints of American bitterns for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of an American bittern as a fine art nature print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:   American bittern

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.

 

It is a stocky bird measuring from 22.8" to 26" ong, with a wingspan of between 45.3" and 46.5." They have a thick neck, large flat heads, a heavy pointed bill, red eyes, and short yellow legs. Their wings are light grey, broad and rounded. The crown of the head and back are a dark blue-black and breeding adults have two or three long white plumes coming out of the back of their crowns. The face, chest and belly is white. Immature birds are brown with white spots on the wings and back and blurry streaks on the chest and belly. Their eyes are orange the bill is yellowish-black and the legs are a yellow-green..

The black-crowned night heron is an opportunistic feeder, eating almost anything that's small enough and edible that comes within its range including carrion, plant material and garbage.  Their diet consists mainly of fish and freshwater organisms, grabbing prey in their bills rather than stabbing it, before swallowing it whole in most cases.

 

They are most active at night and dusk and will stand still for long periods of time wairing for prey to come within range. They build nest in colonies, usually over water.

Fine art prints of black-crowned night herons for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a black crowned night heron in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Morning Vigil

 

Picture of an immature black crowned night heron on a log in Morris Bridge Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Yellow Pins

 

Picture of a black crowned night heron at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in St. Petersburg as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Red Eyed Morning

 

Picture of a black crowned night heron hunting in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Wearer Of The Black Crown

Picture of a black crowned night heron in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Get Outta Here

 

Picture of a black crowned night heron in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Patient Wait

Picture of a black crowned night heron in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Green Expanxe

 

Picture of a black crowned night heron stalking prey at Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Just A Little Closer

Digital picture of a black crowned green night heron as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Black Crowned Green Night Heron

Picture of an immature black crowned night heron at Tampa Florida;s Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Eye Opener

Black and white picture of a black crowned night heron at Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Eye Opener Bw

Picture of a black crowned night heron at Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  A Tinge Of Blue

Picture of a black crowned night heron flying over Tampa, Floirida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  Black Crowned Night Heron

Picture of a black crowned night heron stalking its prey in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:  Black Crowned Stalker

Picture of a black crowned night heron in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Muddy Log

Picture of a black crowned night heron in flight over Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  Black Crowned Night Heron In Flight

Picture of a black crowned night heron dipping its beak into the waters at Gatorland near Kissimmee, Florida as a fine art nature print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:  The Link

Picture of a black crowned night heron foraging in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  Foraging In The Swamp

Picture of a black crowned night heron foraging in the swamp in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:  Trailing Feathers

Picture of an immature black-crowned night heron prowling the shallows of Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for th walls of your home or office.

Title:  Immature Heron On Its Own

Cocoi herons (ardea cocoi), also called white-necked herons, ar common throughout most of South America in rivers, swamps and fresh water lakes. So as not to be confused with the white-necked herons in the rest of the world, they are now being referred to a cocoi herons.

 

The cocoi heron in similar in size and shape to both the grey heron and the great blue heron measuring 37" to 40" long and standing between 39" and 51" tall. It has a white neck and face, black cap and crest with two or three long black plumes extending from the back of the head, light grey back and light grey wings with darker flight feathers. It has a white chest and black belly and sides with black streaks down the front of the neck. Their is a dark shoulder patch.

Cocoi herons are opportunistic feeders, eating almost anything edible that come with their range from fish and frogs to snakes and insects. The eat small mammals and other birds.

 

Like most of the large herons, they stalk their prey slowly, usually standing still and waiting for it to come to them, then striking with their sharp pointed beak. They stab their prey or grasp it in their beak and eat it whole in many cases.

Fine art prints of cocol herons for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a cocoi or white-necked heron  in Argentina;s Esteros del Ibara as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Cocoi Heron

Picture of a cocoi or white necked heron in Argentina's Esteros del Ibara as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: White Necked Heron

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