Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticoraxCLASS Aves | ORDER Ciconiiformes | FAMILY Ardeidae
RANGE Throughout the U.S. and all of South America, eastern Europe, Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. Breeds on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
HABITAT Various wetland habitats, including salt, brackish, and freshwater marshes, swamps, streams, lakes, and agricultural fields
DIET Aquatic invertebrates, fish, amphibians, lizards, snakes, rodents, and eggs