GENUS, Nycticorax, Steph.
Bill short, stout; culmen curved; wings with third quill longest; tarsus short, reticulated in front, with large hexagonal scales; feet moderate; claws short, curved; head crested; tail broad, even.
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
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