GENUS, Butorides, Blyth.
Bill rather long, straight, moderately stout; neck short, thickish ; tibia feathered nearly to the joint; tarsus short; inner-toe short ; head crested ; feathers of the back and scapulars highly lanceolate; plumage dull blue.
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
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