Night heron, Kerala, India

- Image ID: D7TNWY
Night heron, Kerala, India
John Bennet / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: D7TNWY
The night herons are medium-sized herons in the genera Nycticorax, Nyctanassa and Gorsachius. The genus name Nycticorax derives from the Greek for “night raven” The name 'Night Heron' is derived on the basis of the fact that these birds prefer to catch their prey during night.
Location: Kerala, India