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Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Rufous Night Heron, Nankeen Night-heron, Rufous Night-heron
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Dayboro, Queensland, Australia - Dec, 2003 © Tom Tarrant  Dayboro, Queensland, Australia - Oct 3, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2001 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2001 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - Jun 8, 2005 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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Philippines, e. Sundas and Australasian region;
(1) Bonin Is.
(2) Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao, Palawan), Sulu Archipelago, n. Borneo and Sulawesi.
(3) W. Java (Pulau Dua in the Sunda Strait, Lesser Sundas, Moluccas, e. to New Guinea and Australia (w. and n. Western Australia (Lake Kununurra), Northern Territory (Kakadu National Park), Queensland (Townsville Common Environmental Park, Lake Bindgolly), New South Wales, Victoria, n. and e. South Australia, King Is.) and Tasmania.
(4) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain) to Solomon Is.
(5) Palau and Truk in Caroline Is.
(6) New Caledonia. Ranges to Lord Howe Is., Marianas and New Zealand.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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