796. Ardea coromanda

796. Cattle-Egret.
ARDEA COROMANDA.
Ardea coromanda (Bodd.), Tabl. Pl. Enl. p. 54 (1783) ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 217 ; Seebohm, B. Tap. Emp. p. 219 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 985 ; (Blanf.), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 389.
Surkhia-bagla, Hindu. ; Ama-sagi, Jap.
ad. (India). Differs from A. ibis in breeding-dress, in having the head, neck, throat, and pectoral plumes bright orange, the dorsal plumes vinous sienna tinged with golden yellow, and shorter than in A. ibis, scarcely extending beyond the tail. Culmen 2.2, wing 10.0, tail 3.75, tarsus 3.5 inch.
Hab. India, Ceylon, and Burma ; Cochin China and China ; the Ussuri country ; Japan ; Corea ; south to the Philippines and Moluccas ; is said to have occurred in Italy.
Differs but little from A. ibis, of which it is merely the eastern form ; and in habits and nidification it does not differ from that species. In India it breeds from June to August, nesting in colonies in trees, and depositing 8 to 5 eggs, resembling those of A. ibis and measuring about 1.71 by 1.32.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
796. Ardea coromanda
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
796
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
570
Common name: 
Cattle Egret
M_ID: 
2291
M_CN: 
Eastern Cattle Egret
M_SN: 
Bubulcus coromandus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10125

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