No.139 Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax


Rank : 3
Residentin small numbers.unts in downstream of Asakawa River in 1990s, only severalbirds have recently been recorded in a year. As its English name gNightHeronh suggests, the species is usually active at night, but we sometimessee the species flying during daytime. Juvenile: Dark brown, spotted andstreaked with buff; called gHoshi Goih in Japanese meaning gStar-spangledNight Heron.h

Black-crowned Night Heron  (adult)

Black-crowned Night Heron  (Juvenile)