GENUS, Ardetta, Gray.
Bill slender, straight; tibia feathered nearly to the joint; tarsus short; toes lengthened and strong ; claws long," of small or moderate size; plumage of neck more or less lengthened, as in the Bittern ; of nocturnal habits.
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
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