Norashen

The area has also been declared a Ramsar site and recognized as a wetland of international importance.

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Black-crowned Night-heron

Black-crowned Night-heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Length: 58-65 cm, Wing Span: 105-112 cm

General description: Black-crowned Night-heron is a light grey heron with glossy black crown and back. During the breeding season the adult has two or three long white feathers on the nape, red eyes and yellowish-orange legs. It has slightly short, black bill.  

Abundance and habitat: Year-round Resident, uncommon.

Occurs in lakes, fish ponds and river banks. Builds platform nest in reedbeds, seldom in trees. 

Food: Feeds on small fish, amphibians, aquatic insects and small rodents sometimes during the night.

Status: Protected by the RA law on fauna.

External Links

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-crowned_night_heron

BirdLife: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3742

Birdpedia: http://www.birdpedia.com/au/bi.dll/bipu02?m=006&id505=M000004004


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    How to reach From Yerevan take M4 highway drive 70km to north-east and you will reach the Norashen. The trip will take approximately 1 hour.

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