Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of herons, containing the buff-backed heron, B. ibis, formerly called Ardea bubulcus and Ardea russata, chiefly an African species, related to the squacco heron.
- n. small white egrets
“The pretty ardetta (Herodias bubulcus), of a light yellow colour when at rest, but seemingly of a pure white when flying, takes wing, and sweeps across the green grass in large numbers, often showing us where buffaloes and elephants are, by perching on their backs.”
“Indian owl (_Athena Indica_), the spoonbill (_Platalea nudifrons_); the benno (_Ardea bubulcus_), and the sicsac (_Charadrius melanocephalus_).”
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.
“The pretty ardetta (_Herodias bubulcus_), of a light yellow colour when at rest, but seemingly of a pure white when flying, takes wing, and sweeps across the green grass in large numbers, often showing us where buffaloes and elephants are, by perching on their backs.”
“In the low country the same acceptable office is performed by the "cattle-keeper heron" (_Ardea bubulcus_), which is "sure to be found in attendance on them while grazing; and the animals seem to know their benefactors, and stand quietly, while the birds peck their tormentors from their flanks.”
“perque nouos pontes, subterlabentibus undis,/_ducunt Sarmatici barbara plaustra boues_' and _Tr_ III xii 29-30 'nec mare concrescit glacie, nec ut ante per Histrum/stridula Sauromates _plaustra bubulcus_ agit'.”
“_C1_ iazys _C1? ul_ iatis _M_ iazis _F_ yacis _H_ hiacis _I_ yases _T_] trahat ut glatiati _L_ educat ut altas _P_ | | 10 bubulcus] bububcus _B_”
“*] * In Makrizi's _Description of Egypt_ we read: "Every year, upon a certain day, all the herons (Boukîr, _Ardea bubulcus_ of Cuvier) assemble at this mountain.”
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