The Black-crowned Night Heron is a species of heron with a relatively widespread range. They are found in Eurasia (where there are simply known as Night Herons) as well as the Americas and Africa.
Black-crowned Night Herons are found in a variety of wetland habitats, from fresh water to brackish and salt water. They feed in shallow water and typically roost in trees close to their feeding habitat. Depending on the location, some birds are migratory, while other are year-round residents.
Black-crowned Night Herons have plumage of black (crown and back), grey, and white. These stocky birds have short yellow legs and red eyes.