family Ardeidae

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Related to family Ardeidae: Grey Heron, little egret, Heron formula
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Ardeidae - heronsfamily Ardeidae - 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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References in periodicals archive ?
There currently is no information on the pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in the cattle egret or in any member of the family Ardeidae, which includes egrets, bitterns, and herons.
Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) belongs to the order Ciconiiformes and family Ardeidae (Ali, 1996).
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. But the above finding is in full consonance with the one made by Arendt and Arendt (1988) [26] and Patankar et al.
Japanese encephalitis virus is maintained in nature in a cycle involving mosquitoes and birds belonging to the family Ardeidae (10).
McKilligan (University of Southern Queensland) describes the 14 birds species in the family Ardeidae currently living in Australia, and characterizes their distribution and movement, lifespan, feeding and breeding behavior, population size, and conservation status.