English Name Rufous Night-Heron
Scientific Name Nycticorax caledonicus
German Name Rotrückenreiher
Spanish Name Martinete Canelo
French Name Bihoreau cannelle
Rufous Night-Heron
Peters Family Name ARDEIDAE(Nycticoracinae,Nycticoracini):Night Herons Order 334.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Bitterns,Egrets Order 3779.0
Gill Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Egrets,Bitterns Order 502.0
New 2013 Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Egrets and Bitterns Order 337.0
English Synonyms
  • Nankeen Night-Heron
$(ctd): Aves,fol.m. Nomen nudum.
Authority (J.F.Gmelin 1789)
Habitat swamps,rivers,marshes,lakes,flooded areas,mangroves;lowlands
Breeding "In Australia,timing depends largely on food availability related to rainfall and water conditions;can occur all year round but mainly Oct-Mar;recorded Feb,Mar,Jun in Java;Feb and May in Philippines."