Ardeidae


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Related to Ardeidae: Threskiornithidae
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Noun1.Ardeidae - heronsArdeidae - herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Ciconiiformes, order Ciconiiformes - order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
Ardea, genus Ardea - type genus of the Ardeidae: large New and Old World herons
Egretta, genus Egretta - small Old and New World herons
Casmerodius, genus Casmerodius - a white egrets
Bubulcus, genus Bubulcus - small white egrets
genus Nycticorax, Nycticorax - Old World night herons
genus Nyctanassa, Nyctanassa - American night herons
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It is represented essentially by the Anatidae, the Rallidae, the Podicipedidae, the Phalacrocoracidae, the Ardeidae, the Threskiornithidae, the Coconiidae, the Accipteridae, the Pandionidae, the Recurvirostridae, the Charadriidae, the Alcedinidae, the Laridae, the Sterninae and the Scolopacidae [41, 44].
This observation, however, is antithetical to that of Ali and Ripley (1968) [24] and Maccarone and Parsons (1988) [25] who noticed Cattle Egrets to nest in the mixed colonies with Cormorants, Ibises and other members of family Ardeidae.
Ardeidae Egretta ardesiaca Black heron Bubulcus ibis Cattle egret Egretta alba Great egret Ardea cinerea Grey heron Egretta intermedia Intermediate egret Egretta garzetta Little egret Egretta garzetta Lesser egret Ardea purpurea Purple heron Ardeola ralloides Squacco heron 4.
1 Unidentified egrets Ardeidae 5 -- -- Green heron Butorides striata 5 0.