206. Ardea manillensis.
THE EASTERN PURPLE HERON.
Nari, India; Khyra, Behar; Lal-kank, Bengal; Pamula narigadu (Telugu); Karawal-koka, Ceylon; Nga-hit, Burma.
Male 38". Legs red-brown. Bill 6", yellow. Three narrow, black cheek-bands.
Crown and crest black. Pore throat and neck uniform rufous and not streaked. Back, rump, wings, and tail slaty grey. Scapulars with long pointed rufous ends. Breast, abdomen, and under tail-coverts slaty black. Throughout the Oriental region. Common in India, Ceylon, and Burma. Pour or five eggs (2.17 x 1.56), bluish green, (J. 924. B. 1554.)