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Black-crowned night heron. Young black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) in a tree. These birds are found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia. Young birds are brown, flecked with white and grey whereas adult birds are white or grey with a black crown and back. The young become independent about 7 weeks after hatching. Like all herons, it wades in shallow water, catching its prey of fish and other water animals using its long beak. Photographed in Israel, in November.
Model release not available. Property release not required.