Black-crowned night heron

The black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) is a nocturnal species of heron which emits a hoarse squawk like a raven.

Where to find them?

The black-crowned night heron lives in the aviary of Oceanogràfic.

General aspects

It is a nocturnal bird, more active after dusk. They feed alone, but reproduce in colonies. It is a bird which usually measures between 58 and 65 centimetres.

Did you know...?

Its scientific name Nycticorax means “night raven”.