Rufous Night-Heron

Nycticorax caledonicus pelewensis

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

NYCCAL

ITIS

HEAD

Rufous Night-Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellow
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: Dark blue.
  • Forehead Color: Dark blue.
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Rufous Night-Heron Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 53-64 cm (21-25 in)
  • Weight: 550-1015 g (19.4-35.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Gray and buff.
  • Upperparts: Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Rufous Night-Heron Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with slow steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 94-109 cm (37-43 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow.
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