Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
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The black-crowned night-heron is found along slow-moving water where it usually feeds after sundown. The top photo of an adult and juvenile was taken in Katavi (7-15), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The 2nd row immature (Ngorongoro Crater, 2-17) is courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The right 4th row juvenile was seen in Pangani (12-14), courtesy of Per Holmen. The other photos were taken in Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha NP, Serengeti and Emayani. Click the photo above to see seven enlargements including an immature and chicks in a nest.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Mike Graham, Per Holmen, Paul Oliver, Linda Bushman, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 5-27-17