Genus I.--Ardea, Linn. Heron
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GENUS I.--ARDEA, Linn. HERON.
Night Herons. Bill slightly longer than the head, stout, tapering,
compressed, with the upper outline somewhat curved; legs of moderate length,
bare part of tibia short; neck thick; body full; features of the neck elongated
and curved backwards.