Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758)

Black-crowned Night-heron

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Bird

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ardeidae

Genus: Nycticorax

Species: Nycticorax nycticorax

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
ME - State Endangered
RI - Concern
VT - State Special Concern (Breeding populations)
MA SWAP (2015) - SGCN
ME WAP (2015) - SGCN (Tier 2 - High Priority)
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN
VT Draft WAP (Sept. 2015) - SGCN (Medium Priority)

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

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