793. Ardea timoriensis

793. JAPANESE EGRET.
ARDEA TIMORIENSIS.
“Ardea timoriensis, Cuv.” Lesson, Traite, p. 575 (1831) ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 98 ; H. syrmatophorus, Gould, B. of Austral, vi. pl. 56 (1848) ; (Buller), B. N. Zeal. p. 226 ; H. modesta, Blakiston and Pryer, B. of Jap. in Trans. As. Soc. Jap. xi. part 1, p. 118 (nec. Gray) ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 979 ; H. alba, David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 439 (nec. Linn.) ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 216 ; (Tacz.), F. O. Sib. O. p. 977.
Pae-hao, Pae-lou-sse, Chin. ; O-sagi, Jap. ; Kotuku, New Zeal.
ad. (Japan). Differs from H. alba in having the dorsal plumes shorter, the bill orange-yellow both in summer and winter ; naked space round the eye greenish yellow ; legs above the knee pale dull yellow, this colour continued down the middle inner part of the tarsus ; tarsi and feet otherwise black ; iris yellow. Culmen 5.0, wing 16.4, tail 6.5, tarsus 6.2 inch.
Hab. Japan and China, south through the Malay archipelago to Australia and New Zealand.
In habits it does not differ from H. alba, and like that bird nests in colonies, placing its nest on trees, usually at a consider¬able height, and deposits 3 to 4 eggs, which are similar to those of H. alba in colour and measure about 2.2 by 1.6.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
793. Ardea timoriensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
793
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
568
Common name: 
Japanese Egret
M_ID: 
2319
M_SN: 
Ardea alba modesta
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10425

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