Species Gorsachius leuconotus (Wagler, 1827) (White-backed night heron)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- order: Pelecaniformes
  • --- family: Ardeidae
  • ---- species: Gorsachius leuconotus
Characteristics:carnivore; body-length: 53 cm, dark head with pale eye area; wings and back are dark; in flight a small white patch on the back is visible
References:Sinclair 1994: 62
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