799. Ardea bacchus

799. CHINESE POND-HERON.
ARDEA BACCHUS.
Ardea bacchus, Bp. Consp. Gen. Av. ii. p. 127 (1855) ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 211 ; (Blanf.), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 394 ; A. prasinoscelis, Swinh. Ibis, 1860, p. 64 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 443 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 225 ; A. leucoptera, (pt.) Gray, Gen. of B. iii. p. 566 (1847) ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 984.
Male ad. (China). Crown, sides of head and neck, and long nuchal crest bright chestnut, becoming maroon on the lower portions ; chin and upper throat white ; back and elongated dorsal plumes rich deep slate ; feathers on lower breast elongated ; rest of plumage, wings, and tail white ; bill bluish at base, yellow in the middle, black towards the tip ; bare orbital skin greenish yellow ; legs pale yellowish green, soles and tibiae pale yellow ; iris golden yellow. Culmen 2.7 wing 8.5, tail 3.0. taraus 2.2 inch. Female similar but rather smaller. In winter the head and neck are brownish streaked with yellowish buff, the upper breast white streaked with brown ; back and scapulars brownish ash, the latter with pale yellowish shaft-stripes.
Hab. Mongolia, up to the Russian frontier ; Manchuria ; China ; Burma ; the Malay Peninsula ; Borneo ; the Andaman Islands ; has once been obtained in Japan.
In habits and nidification it is said not to differ from A. grayi.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
799. Ardea bacchus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
799
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
572
Common name: 
Chinese Pond Heron
M_ID: 
2283
M_CN: 
Chinese Pond Heron
M_SN: 
Ardeola bacchus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10147

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