black-crowned night heron

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\ ˈblak-ˌkrau̇nd- How to pronounce black-crowned night heron (audio) \

Definition of black-crowned night heron

: a widely distributed night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) having a black crown and back, gray wings, and white underparts

First Known Use of black-crowned night heron

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Black-crowned night heron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-crowned%20night%20heron. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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