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night heron

n.
Any of several nocturnal or crepuscular herons of the genera Nycticorax, Nyctanassa, or Gorsachius, especially Nycticorax nycticorax, found almost worldwide.

night heron

n
(Animals) any nocturnal heron of the genus Nycticorax and related genera, having short legs and neck, a heavy body, and a short heavy bill

night′ her`on


n.
any of several stocky herons that are most active at night.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.night heron - nocturnal or crepuscular heronsnight heron - nocturnal or crepuscular herons  
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax - night heron of both Old and New Worlds
Nyctanassa violacea, yellow-crowned night heron - North American night heron
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On the postflight walk-around, we saw a bird (it turned out to be a black-crested night heron, a bird that averages about 2 pounds) in the intake.
The agency has also gunned down the brown-headed cowbird, boat-tailed grackle, common raven, American crow, fish crow and waterfowl and wading birds that relish the coastal wetlands neighboring Kennedy, such as the wood duck, bufflehead, American wigeon, semipalmated plover, sanderling, least sandpiper, black-crowned night heron, great egret and cattle egret, according to Port Authority records.
2013: Breeding success of Black crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) (Aves: Ardeidae) in relation to nest height in the South Caspian Sea.