207. Ardea cinerea

207. Ardea cinerea.

THE COMMON HERON.

Cinerea=ash-coloured, from cinis— ashes.

Kabud, India; Anjan, Sada-kanka, Bengal; Saa, Sind; Khyra, Behar; Narraina pachi (Telugu) ; Narrayan (Tamil); Induru-koka, Ceylon.

Male 39". Legs brown. Bill 6", dark yellow, with tip of upper mandible brown. Crown white, narrow crest of black. Head and neck white. Long grey scapulars. Neck-feathers spotted black, form pectoral plume. Black patch of lengthened plumes on each side of breast. The greater part of the Old World. Resident in India. Abundant in Kashmir. Three eggs (2.27 x 1.66), bluish green. (J. 923. B. 1555.) See illustration, p. 195.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
207. Ardea cinerea
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
207
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
194
Common name: 
Common Heron
M_ID: 
2293
M_CN: 
Grey Heron
M_SN: 
Ardea cinerea
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12994

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