night heron

noun

Definition of night heron

: any of various widely distributed nocturnal or crepuscular herons (especially genus Nycticorax)

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Sho-Fu-En is home to wildlife: hawks and night herons, rabbits and raccoons, geese, squirrels, a fox, turtles, toads and fish and dragonflies. Colleen Smith, The Denver Post, "Denver’s oasis has been tucked away in the Denver Botanic Gardens for 40 years," 29 June 2019 Dozens of other bird species call the park home year round, including night herons, great white egrets, kingfishers and the delta’s year-round resident flock of greater flamingos. Smithsonian, "Explore Catalonia’s Most Beautiful Nature Parks," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of night heron

1785, in the meaning defined above

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