Tucson, AZ
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Black-crowned Night Heron

Though widespread in wetlands habitats, the retiring, nocturnal Black-crowned night heron is observed less often than diurnal herons and egrets. night herons forage mostly between dusk and dawn but will also take prey during the day. Night herons are omnivores even taking small nestlings of other birds, During the day, it roosts communally or singly in dense vegetation, where it can often be observed closely.

VOICE Alarm and flight calls an abrubt wok!


  • The Black-crowned Night-Heron is a patient hunter. It will often stand still and just wait for a frog or other small animals to pass by. They may also hunt by vibrating their bills in the water to lure prey into investigating the disturbance.
  • Young Black-crowned Night-Herons often disgorge their stomach contents when disturbed. This is convenient for ornithologists who want to study their diet.
  • The adults of this species do not distinguish between their chicks and the chicks of other nests. They will brood chicks which are not their own.
  • A group of herons has many collective nouns, including a “battery”, “hedge”, “pose”, “rookery”, and “scattering” of herons."

The Game & Fish department was notified regarding the line around his claw. There were others out there along with them. Though all were dragging lines due to stupid people not cleaning up after their sport!!

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful colorful capture Kim

  • Larry!! Thank you. I just saw that you hosted and just had to join! Good to see you my friend!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful close up of a Black-Crowned Night Heron Kim!!! : )

  • Thank you so very much Sandy. It is good to be back in the swing of things….good to see ya!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • tom j deters
    tom j detersalmost 4 years ago

    excellent! Great shot, great bird – CONGRATS!!!

  • Thank you Tom! I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly !

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Should have read all before commenting …. stupid thoughtless people ! !
    It would not be an easy task to capture the birds and free them from their snares …..

  • I completely agree Trish!! Thank you for the compliment!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • wildone
    wildonealmost 4 years ago

    brilliant shot

  • Thank you so much wildone!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    this is aweome capture

  • Thank you Kathy so very much!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot! well done!

  • I appreciate that Larry, thank you!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago
    This is an awesome shot!!
  • Thank you so much Karen. I hope you are well!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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