215. Demiegretta sacra.
THE EASTERN REEF-HERON.
Male 21" to 24". Legs green. Bill yellowish.— In summer: Above slate. Head almost black. Pectoral and dorsal plumes lanceolate, slate-grey. Tufted crest about 1". Burma, Andamans, Nicobars, Malay Peninsula, to China, Japan, Australia, and Pacific Isles. Three eggs (1.7 x 1.3), pale sea-green. (B. 1564. S.E. ii. 305.)
Also the genus Agamia, One species— A. agami, 32", bill 5 3/4", above glossy dark green, from Mexico, C. and S. America.
Culmen equal to the tarsus.