WoRMS taxon details

Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758)

159123  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159123)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Length: 56-61 cm. Plumage: back and crown black; wings, rump and tail grey; face, foreneck and underparts white; long...  
Description Length: 56-61 cm. Plumage: back and crown black; wings, rump and tail grey; face, foreneck and underparts white; long occipital plumes white. Immature brown spotted with white above, below buff heavily streaked with brown. Bare parts: iris crimson in adult, orange-yellow to red in immature; facial skin greenish, blue-black when breeding; bill greenish black, black when breeding; feet and legs pale yellow, red when courting. Habitat: mangroves and inland water bodies. <388><393><391> [details]

Distribution North America; Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico  
Distribution North America; Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico [details]
WoRMS (2018). Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159123 on 2018-06-23
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basis of record Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p. [details]   

additional source Robbins, C. S. (1983). Golden field Guide to Birds of North America. Golden press. 360p. [details]   

additional source Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station., available online at http://www.gmwsrs.org/main.htm [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Peterson, R.T.; Peterson, V.M. (2002). A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Fifth Edition. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p. [details]   

additional source Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p. [details]   

additional source Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p. [details]   

additional source Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 56-61 cm. Plumage: back and crown black; wings, rump and tail grey; face, foreneck and underparts white; long occipital plumes white. Immature brown spotted with white above, below buff heavily streaked with brown. Bare parts: iris crimson in adult, orange-yellow to red in immature; facial skin greenish, blue-black when breeding; bill greenish black, black when breeding; feet and legs pale yellow, red when courting. Habitat: mangroves and inland water bodies. <388><393><391> [details]

Diet opportunistic feeder; diet consists mainly of fish as well as leeches, earthworms, aquatic and terrestrial insects, crayfish, mussels, squid, amphibians, lizards, snakes, rodents, birds, eggs, carrion, plant material and garbage at landfills [details]

Dimensions Length: 25" (64 cm); Wingspan: 44" (112 cm) [details]

Distribution North America; Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico [details]

Habitat wetlands such as swamps, streams, rivers, marshes, mud flats and they edges of overgrown lakes [details]

Reproduction Breeds from New Brunswick, southern Ontario, southern Manitoba, and Oregon, south to southern South America. Eggs are laid mid May to mid June. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian çapka e natësçafka e natës  [details]
Bulgarian Нощна чапла  [details]
Danish nathejre  [details]
Dutch kwak  [details]
English night heronblack-crowned night-heronblack-crowned night heron  [details]
Fon bihoreau gris  [details]
German Nachtreiher  [details]
Hebrew אנפת לילה  [details]
Italian nitticora  [details]
Japanese ゴイサギ  [details]
Lithuanian naktikovis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Κοινός Νυχτοκόρακας  [details]
Norwegian natthegre  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål natthegre  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk natthegre  [details]
Polish ślepowron  [details]
Romanian stârc de noapte  [details]
Russian кваква  [details]
Slovenian kvakač  [details]
Spanish martinete común  [details]
Swedish natthäger  [details]
Turkish gece balıkçılıgece balıkçılgece balikcil  [details]
Ukrainian квакваКвакжаб'яча чапля  [details]
Welsh crëyr y nos  [details]