Nycticorax nycticorax   Black-crowned Night Heron  Gewone Nagreier
Black-crowned Night Heron
Modimolle, Feb 2016

Erratic visitor though probably much under-recorded given its nocturnal habits. Single birds and small groups have been recorded widely but sparsely, especially in temporarily flooded wetlands associated with rivers. Not known to breed in the Waterberg but in years of high rainfall it breeds in large numbers nearby on the Nyl floodplain and these are perhaps the source of the area's visitors.

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