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Any of several nocturnal or crepuscular herons of the genera Nycticorax, Nyctanassa, or Gorsachius, especially Nycticorax nycticorax, found almost worldwide.
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(Animals) any nocturnal heron of the genus Nycticorax and related genera, having short legs and neck, a heavy body, and a short heavy bill
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any of several stocky herons that are most active at night.
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|Noun||1.||night heron - nocturnal or crepuscular herons |
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
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