Thursday, December 4, 2008

Nycticorax nycticorax, Black-crowned night heron (Also: black-crowned night-heron)

Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned night heron (Also: black-crowned night-heron)

Population Status & Trends:
With a few important, regional exceptions, most Black-crowned Night-Heron populations have been increasing since the 1960s. Increases are most significant in scattered locations like Louisiana, the southern Atlantic coast, many parts of California, and the Dakotas. Regional losses appear widespread and difficult to reverse in southern Florida, southern Minnesota, southeastern Pennsylvania, the St. Lawrence River, the Gulf Coast of Texas, and central Wisconsin. The Black-crowned Night-Heron is listed as "endangered" in Indiana and Pennsylvania, "threatened" in Kentucky and New Jersey, a "species of greatest conservation need" in Maryland and New York, and a "species of special concern" in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Photos by Juan Aguero (juanKa)
Fisheating creek, Palmdale,Fl
Camara Canon 40D, Lens 100-400 mm L IS

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