Nankeen night heron

Nankeen night heron

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SPECIES
Nycticorax caledonicus

The nankeen night heron is a heron that belongs to the genus Nycticorax and the family Ardeidae. Due to its distinctive reddish-brown colour, it is also commonly referred to as the rufous night heron. It is primarily nocturnal and is observed in a broad range of habitats, including forests, meadows, shores, reefs, marshes, grasslands, and swamps. The species is 55 to 65 cm in length, with rich cinnamon upperparts and white underparts. The nankeen night heron has a stable population size, and is classified as a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature .

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No

Nocturnal

Te

Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

Ov

Oviparous

Pr

Precocial

Al

Altricial

So

Soaring birds

So

Social

Mi

Migrating

N

starts with

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Nankeen night heron Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nankeen_night_heron
2. Nankeen night heron on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697219/93602821
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/439604

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