GENUS, Bubulcus, Pucheran.
Bill somewhat short, stout, slightly curved along the culmen, smooth; feet longer, otherwise as in Egretta; assumes golden-yellow, hair-like plumes on the head, breast, and back during the breeding season.
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: