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Rufous Night-Heron

Nycticorax caledonicus (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

The Nankeen Night Heron, Nycticorax caledonicus, also commonly referred to as the Rufous Night Heron, and in Melanesia as Melabaob, is a medium-sized heron. It is found throughout much of Australia except the arid inland, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia. A small colony has also established near Wanganui, New Zealand Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Nycticorax

Scientific:
  Nycticorax caledonicus

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.626

Protonym:
  Ardea caledonica

Avibase ID:
  FDD00863C1103132

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FDD00863

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174837

Geographic range:

  • Nycticorax caledonicus caledonicus: New Caledonia
  • Nycticorax caledonicus crassirostris: formerly Bonin Islands; extinct since the late 1800s
  • Nycticorax caledonicus manillensis: Philippines, e Borneo and Sulawesi
  • Nycticorax caledonicus pelewensis: Palau and Caroline islands
  • Nycticorax caledonicus mandibularis: Bismarck Archipelago to Solomon Islands
  • Nycticorax caledonicus australasiae: Australia and New Guinea, west to Java
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English:
Rufous Night-Heron
Czech:
kvakoš rezavý
German:
Rotrückenreiher
Danish:
Rød Nathejre
Spanish:
Martinete Canelo
Finnish:
australianyöhaikara
French:
Bihoreau cannelle
Icelandic:
Fenjahegri
Italian:
Nitticora rossiccia
Japanese:
hashibutogoi
Japanese:
ハシブトゴイ
Dutch:
Rosse Kwak
Norwegian:
Nankinghegre
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Nankinghegre
Polish:
slepowron rdzawy
Portuguese:
Savacu-canela
Russian:
Каледонская кваква
Slovak:
chavkoš hrdzavý
Swedish:
rostnatthäger
Ukrainian:
Квак каледонський
Chinese:
棕夜鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Nankeen Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Bihoreau cannelle ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Bihoreau cannelle ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Nankeen Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Nankeen Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Rufous Night-heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Rufous Night Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Nycticorax caledonicus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Nycticorax caledonicus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Nycticorax caledonicus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Rufous Night-Heron ( Nycticorax caledonicus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Nycticorax caledonicus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Nycticorax caledonicus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Martinet de nit canyella
Cebuano: lapay
Czech: Kvakoš rezavý
Danish: Rød Nathejre
German: Rotrücken-Nachtreiher, Rotrückenreih, Rotrückenreiher
English: Nankeen Heron, Nankeen Night Heron, Nankeen Night-Heron, Rufous night heron, Rufous Night-Heron
English (Australia): Nankeen Night-Heron
English (IOC): Nankeen Night Heron
English (New Zealand): Nankeen Night-Heron
English (Philippines): Rufous Night Heron
Spanish: Garza Nocturna Caledónica, Martinete Canelo
Spanish (Spain): Martinete Canelo
Spanish (HBW): Rufous Night-Heron
Estonian: puna-ööhaigur
Finnish: Australianyöhaikara
French: Bihoreau cannelle, Bihoreau marron
Hungarian: kaledón bakcsó
Indonesian: Kowak merah, Kowakmalam Merah, Kowak-malam merah
Icelandic: Fenjahegri
Italian: Nitticora dei mari del Sud, Nitticora rossiccia
Japanese: hashi-buto goi, Hashibutogoi, Hashibuto-goi
Japanese: ハシブトゴイ
Japanese (Kanji): 嘴太五位
Scientific: Ardea caledonica, Nycticorax caledonicus, Nycticorax caledonicus caledonicus, Nycticorax calendonicus
Lithuanian: Kaledoninis naktikovis
Malay: Pucong Majam
Dutch: Rosse Kwak
Norwegian Nynorsk: Nankinghegre
Norwegian: Nankinghegre
Palauan: Melabaob
Polish: slepowron rdzawy, ślepowron rdzawy
Pinyin: zōng yè lù
Portuguese: Savacu-canela
Portuguese (Portugal): Goraz-canela
Russian: Каледонская кваква, Кваква рыжая каледонская
Slovak: Bučiak červenkastochrbtý, chavkoš hrdzavý
Serbian: Riđi gak
Swedish: Rostnatthäger
Turkish: Kızıl Gece Balıkçılı
Ukrainian: Квак каледонський
Chinese: 棕夜鷺, 棕夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 棕夜鷺
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 棕夜鷺
Chinese (Taiwan): 棕夜鹭

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