Black-crowned Night Heron
Scientific Name: Nycticorax nycticorax
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Its Latin name comes from the ancient Greek nuktos meaning night and korax meaning raven. It refers to its nocturnal feeding habits and its croaking crow-like call.
Found throughout large parts of the world except in the coldest regions of the planet and Australasia.
Feeds on small fish, crabs, aquatic insects, small mammals and birds.