208. Ardea sumatrana.
THE DUSKY GREY HERON.
Male 50", Legs black. Bill 7 1/2", black, lower mandible yellow. Crown and crest grey. Occipital crest sometimes 9" long, pearly white. Breast, abdomen, lower tail-coverts, wing-lining, axillaries, and lower back dirty ash. Broad bare space above and below the eye dirty green. Above slaty. A sea-coast bird. Aracan, S. Tenasserim, throughout Malaya to Australia. (B. 1556. S. F. vi. 469.)