210. Ardea goliath.
THE GIANT HERON.
Darya anjan, Bengal.
Male 56" to 60". Legs black. Bill 9 1/2", dusky, tip green. Crown and crest cinnamon. Stands nearly four feet. Upper plumage grey. Below chestnut-brown.— Young have dense crest. Africa. Two were shot in Ceylon—one in 1878 and another in 1879—and a third was seen in 1880. (J. 921. B. 1558.)
Also A. purpurea. 30" to 34". Crown and crest black. Fore part of throat and neck streaked with black. The Purple Heron of Europe, Africa, and S.W. Asia.
A. wurdemanni. 50". Head white, forehead streaked blackish. From Florida.
A. wardi. 48" to 54". Occiput and sides of crown black. Forehead and mid-crown white. From Florida.
A. occidentalism 58". General colour pure white. From S. Florida. A. humbloti. 37". Crown black. From Madagascar.
A. melanocephala. 30" to 36". Crown black. From Africa and S. Europe. A. cocoi. 35" to 40". Crown and crest black. From S. America.
A. herodias. 40". Crown white. From N. C. and S. America, West Indies, and Galapagos Islands. (B.M. Cat, xxvi. 72-84.)