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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Ardeidae.


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  • The night herons are medium-sized herons in the genera Nycticorax and Gorsachius.

    Night Heron Papercraft | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models Michael James 2008

  • Found above the falls are whitebacked night heron Gorsachius leuconotus, African finfoot Podica senegalensis and rock pratincole Glareola nuchalis.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia 2009

  • Other restricted-range bird species are the ratchet-tailed treepie (Temnurus temnurus) and white-eared night heron (Gorsachius magnificus), considered critical.

    Hainan Island monsoon rain forests 2008

  • Threatened bird species in these EBAs include white-eared night-heron (Gorsachius magnificus, EN), which occurs in southeastern China and north-eastern Vietnam, Edwards's pheasant (Lophura edwardsi, EN) of the wet evergreen forests in the Annamese Lowlands of Vietnam, orange-necked partridge (Arborophila davidi, EN) of the South Vietnamese Lowlands, and grey-crowned crocias (Crocias langbianis, EN) of Vietnam's Da Lat Plateau.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma 2008

  • Other notable species include Japanese night heron Gorsachius goisagi, Baikal teal Anas formosa, Japanese cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus in great numbers; Japanese crane Grus japonensis, and yellow bunting Emberiza sulphurata.

    Shiretoko, Japan 2008

  • The endangered Japanese night-heron (Gorsachius goisagi), while not endemic or with a restricted range is also present in Palau.

    Palau tropical moist forests 2007

  • These include Japanese night-herons (Gorsachius goisagi), Nordmann’s greenshanks (Tringa guttifer), and spoon-billed sandpipers (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus).

    South Taiwan monsoon rain forests 2007


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