Utah Bird Profile
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

  Name Roots: (Gr. nyx, nyctos, "night"; corax, "a crow")

In Utah:   
by Jack Binch

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a shrub at a height of 15 - 30 (0-60) feet, in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a crustaceovore/piscivore: water ambusher.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands and lowland riparian habitats.
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