Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Gorsachius
Family: Ardeidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
leuconotus
NOTES

A purely African bird species with a length of about 57 cm which feeds at dusk and at night. Hides in dense vegetation during the day. Eats fish, flies and flying ants. Nests on low branches just above the water.


AUTHORITY
(Wagler, 1827)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Has a dark head, large light eyes and a conspicuous white patch on the back when flying
Colour: Black
Common Name
White backed night heron
Night heron
Witrugnagreier
Heron
Habitat
NOTES: Sometimes seen in the upper reaches of the Geelhout
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Nycticorax leuconotus
Calherodius leuconotus



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