Black crowned night heron

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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


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