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Malayan Night Heron Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gorsachius melanolophus
Family : Ardeidae
Order : Pelecaniformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Malay Bittern, Malay Night Heron, Tiger Bittern
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Malayan Night Heron is a barred wader with a large, layered and drooping crest (adult bird length approximately 51 cm, wing 27 cm, bill 4.6 cm, tarsus 7.3 cm, tail 10.5 cm). It has a chestnut upperpart barred with black. Its neck is rufous and its crown and bushy crest are black. It has golden-yellow irises, greenish-slaty orbital skin, fleshy-yellow bill. It feeds mainly on fish, frogs and aquatic invertebrates.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Bird Explorers(www.inaturalist.org/people/Bird Explorers),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Sayam U. Chowdhurymore information, please contact us.