Black Crown Night Heron | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

Nycticorax nycticorax
• Stocky bird with thick bill
• Usually hunched and inactive
• Black back and black cap with pale gray or white underparts
• Gray wings
• Red eyes
• Yellow or yellow-green short legs (pink when breeding)
• 2 long white head plumes when breeding
• Habitats include marshes, shores, and trees for roosting

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