Black-crowned Night Heron (Immature)
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Recordings 
Scientific Name 
Nycticorax nycticorax
Arabic Name 
الواق الأخضر الصغير
Kuwaiti name 
بو الخصيف
Width 
110.0 cm
Length 
60.0 cm
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Least Concern
Similar species 

Information

Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor; rare summer visitor. This bird is much more active at early dawn and dusk and could easily go unnoticed.
Where in Kuwait 
A secretive species generally associated with freshwater reedbeds in the Jahra area and has been recorded breeding in the past.
In the world 
It normally nests in small numbers in either single or mixed specie colonies. The species is largely crepuscular and nocturnal, but may feed diurnally especially during the breeding season.
Local threats 
Habitat degradation and pesticides.