from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old book-name of the night-heron; also, a technical specific name of the European night-heron, Ardea nycticorax.
- n. A generic name of the night-herons. See Nyctiardea.
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- n. Old World night herons
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Response: This is an adult black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax.
Black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax (protonym, Ardea Nycticorax), also known as the American/common night heron, the quawk or quark (an onomatopoeic term) or simply as the night heron, photographed at Texas City Dike, Texas (USA).
Other colonial birds are the Neotropic cormorant Phalacrocorax olivaceus, black-necked cormorant Phalacrocorax magellanicus, great egret Casmerodius albus, black-crowned night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax and common tern Sterna hirundo.
Waterbirds using the ecoregion include little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), white stork (Ciconia ciconia), purple heron (Ardea purpurea), and night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).
They serve as the most important heron breeding area in Italy for squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides), black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), and little egret (Egretta garzetta) (700 – 1,000 pairs).
The ecoregion also represent an important refuge for certain mammals, such as otter (Lutra lutra), and for an important number of reptiles (i.e. Emys orbicularis, Mauremis caspica, Chamaelo chamaelon), as well as wintering (i.e. Anas strepera, Netta rufina) and nesting (Ardea purpurea, Nycticorax nycticorax, Circus aeruginosus) bird species.
The Yesilirmak Delta supports breeding populations of night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), little egret (Egretta garzetta), and glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).
They also represent an important refuge for certain mammals, such as otter (Lutra lutra), an important number of reptiles (i.e. Emys orbicularis, Mauremis caspica), and wintering (i.e. Anas strepera, Netta rufina) and nesting (Ardea purpurea, Nycticorax nycticorax, Circus aeruginosus) bird species.
Mr.R. Thompson it is flown at kites and antelope: in Sind it is used upon night-heron (nyctardea nycticorax), floriken or Hobara
We still lack details concerning the Ben or Bennu (nycticorax) of Egypt which with the Article pi gave rise to the Greek
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