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Bird Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)


John McDouall Stuart
Aug 5, 2011
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Scientific name: Nycticorax caledonicus

Common Name: Nankeen Night Heron

Order: Ciconiiformes

Family: Ardeidae

Other Names: Rufous Night Heron

Distribution: Found throughout Australia, uncommon in Tasmania.

Habitat: Found around or near permanent water; wetlands, river margins, mangroves, parks and gardens.

Field Notes: Cinnamon upper parts, black crown, buff white under parts, yellow legs and feet, short neck, dark olive green bill, yellow eye.

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