Definition of night heron in English:

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night heron

noun

A small short-necked heron that is active mainly at night.
  • Genus Nycticorax, family Ardeidae: several species
Example sentences
  • At the pond there were a few white-winged terns, a black-crowned night heron, a purple swamphen, and some blue-cheeked bee-eaters.
  • A pond near an amphitheater from Alexander the Great's time had a black-crowned night heron, a few little egrets, pied kingfishers and black-winged stilts.
  • One of Wingate's biggest successes, paradoxically, involves the introduction of a non-native: the yellow-crowned night heron.
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