Nycticorax griseus

Nycticorax griseus, Lin.

937. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 758 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 24; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 435; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 276; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India ; Ibis, 1885, p. 136.

THE NIGHT HERON.

Wale, Hin.

Length, 21 to 23; wing, 12.5 ; tail, 3.75 ; tarsus, 3 ; bill at front, 2.8.

Bill black, yellowish at base ; lores and orbits yellowish-green; irides blood-red; feet yellowish-green.

Forehead and a narrow streak above the eye white; crown of the head, upper part of back, and scapulars, black, glossed with green ; occiput with a crest of three (or more) narrow long white feathers, six to seven inches long, channeled, and fitting into each other; lower back, wings, and tail fine blue-grey; all beneath pure white.

The young bird wants the occipital plumes; the upper plumage is brownish ashy, with whitish spots; and the lower plumage whitish with brown streaks.

The Night Heron is a common and permanent resident in most parts of our district. It breeds during the rains, making a large loose stick nest, generally associating in colonies, with other species of herons, &c.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Nycticorax griseus
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
387
Common name: 
Night Heron
M_ID: 
2228
M_CN: 
Black-crowned Night Heron
M_SN: 
Nycticorax nycticorax
id: 
12114

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