Family Herons (Ardeidae)


Bermuda Night-heron (Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)


French: German: Spanish:

Nyctanassa carcinocatactes

Olson and Wingate

, 2006,

Devil’s Sinkhole, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda


Sometimes placed in genus Nycticorax. Monotypic.


Bermuda. Known from subfossil material.

Possibly became extinct as a result of the settlement of the islands in 17th century#R#R.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

(2020). Bermuda Night-heron (Nyctanassa carcinocatactes). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 30 March 2020).