Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Japanese Night-Heron

Japanese Night-Heron Gorsachius goisagi

Described by: Temminck (1835)
Alternate common name(s): Japanese Night Heron, Japanese Night-heron
Old scientific name(s): Nycticorax goisagi


Socheong, South Korea - Apr 27, 2004 © Nial Moores/Birds Korea  Socheong, South Korea - Apr 26, 2004 © Michael Todd  Socheong, South Korea - Apr 26, 2004 © Michael Todd 
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Breeds in Japan (c. Honshu s. to Kyushu). The n. most breeding site is the Izu-shoto (Seven Is.) Archipelago 100km off Yokohama, also Kanagawa, Shizuoka in the vicinity of Tokyo, Yamanashi near Fujiama, Gifu and Tokushima near Osaka. Migrates through se. China (lower Yangtze Valley s. to Kiangsi, Fukien and probably further s.).
Winters in the s. Ryukyu Is., n. Taiwan, Volcano Is., the Philippines (Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Siquijor and Palawan), Palau Is. and Sulawesi.


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


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