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Black-crowned Night heron
 


Scientific Name : Nycticorax nycticorax 
Phylum : Chordata 
Class : Aves 
Order : Ciconiiformes 
Family : Ardeidae 
Genus : Nycticorax 
Species : nycticorax 
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Reproduction : Breed in colonies.Nest is a platform of sticks 3-8 eggs 
Fascinating Facts : Nocturnal,rest during day.The adults are short –necked ,short legged,stout heron 
Habits : Wetland 
Food Habits : Feeds on fishes ,frogs ,crustaceans 
Conservation Status : LRLC 
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : Schedule IV 
   

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