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Species profile—Nycticorax caledonicus (nankeen night-heron)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Aves (birds) → Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns) → Nycticorax caledonicus (nankeen night-heron)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Aves (birds)
Family
Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns)
Scientific name
Nycticorax caledonicus (Gmelin, 1789)
Common name
nankeen night-heron
Type reference
Gmelin, G.F. (1789). Systema Naturae, & c. Linneai, Caroli. Edito decima tertia, aucta reformata, cura J. F. Gmelin.
WildNet taxon ID
1818
Alternate name(s)
nankeen night heron
rufous night-heron
nankeen crane
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1818

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
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