Definitions

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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Examples

  • Response: This is an adult black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax.

    Mystery bird: 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).

    Mystery bird: black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax

  • 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.

    Península Valdés, Argentina

  • Waterbirds using the ecoregion include little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), white stork (Ciconia ciconia), purple heron (Ardea purpurea), and night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).

    West Saharan montane xeric woodlands

  • 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).

    Po Basin mixed forests

  • 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.

    Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • The Yesilirmak Delta supports breeding populations of night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), little egret (Egretta garzetta), and glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).

    Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests

  • 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.

    Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • Mr.R. Thompson it is flown at kites and antelope: in Sind it is used upon night-heron (nyctardea nycticorax), floriken or Hobara

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We still lack details concerning the Ben or Bennu (nycticorax) of Egypt which with the Article pi gave rise to the Greek

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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  • The initial letter of a generic epithet must be uppercase. See Nycticorax.

    September 18, 2011