Malayan Night-Heron

Gorsachius melanolophus

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

GORMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Malayan Night-Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellow to yellow-green.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: Black crest beginning at forehead.
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Brown nape under long black crest.
  • Throat Color: White to gray with dark streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Malayan Night-Heron Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 43-48 cm (17-19 in)
  • Weight: 377-453 g (13.3-16 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Gray with dark streaking.
  • Upperparts: Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Malayan Night-Heron Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with slow steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 84 cm (33 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow-gray
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