Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Nycticorax
Species: nycticorax

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Kelseyville, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Yale, Iowa
Flat Rock, Michigan
Woodstown, New Jersey
Columbus, Ohio
Summerville, South Carolina
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On Jul 30, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

These birds stand still at the water's edge and wait to ambush prey, mainly at night or early morning. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, small mammals and small birds