Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax - Bihoreau gris

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Nycticorax

  • Species
    :

    nycticorax

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 65 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 105 à 112 cm.
  • Weight
    : 730 à 1015 g
Longevity

21 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax (Eurasia s to Indonesia and Africa)
  • Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli (s Canada to n Argentina and Chile, Hawaii)
  • Nycticorax nycticorax obscurus (Chile, sw Argentina)
  • Nycticorax nycticorax falklandicus (Falkland Is.)

Foreign names

  • Bihoreau gris,
  • Martinete Común,
  • Garça-nocturna,
  • Nachtreiher,
  • Bakcsó,
  • Kwak,
  • Nitticora comune,
  • Natthäger,
  • Natthegre,
  • chavkoš nočný,
  • kvakoš noční,
  • Nathejre,
  • yöhaikara,
  • Gewone Nagreier,
  • martinet de nit comú,
  • Nátthegri,
  • ślepowron (zwyczajny),
  • nakts gārnis,
  • kvakač,
  • Кваква,
  • Kowak-malam abu,
  • ゴイサギ,
  • *黄冠夜鹭,
  • นกแขวก,
  • 夜鷺,

Voice song and cries

Bihoreau gris
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses)

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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