Black-Crowned Night-Heron ( Juvenile )

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Black-Crowned Night-Heron ( Juvenile )

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Interesting Fact: The familiar evening sight and sound of the Black-crowned Night-Heron was captured in this description from Arthur Bent’s Life Histories of North American Marsh Birds: “How often, in the gathering dusk of evening, have we heard its loud, choking squawk and, looking up, have seen its stocky form, dimly outlined against the gray sky and propelled by steady wing beats, as it wings its way high in the air toward its evening feeding place in some distant pond or marsh!”

( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-crowned_Night-Heron/lifehistory )

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