The name Nycticorax means "night raven" and derives from the Ancient Greek nuktos "night" and korax, "raven".
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. During the day they rest in trees or bushes
Nycticorax nycticorax[Linnaeus 1758]
Other names: Night heron
Italian name: Nitticora
Photos have been taken Lombardia - Italy