PHOTO: Rufous Night-Heron Turned Over To Environment Staff In GenSan City
RUFOUS NIGHT-HERON – A Rufous Night-heron was recently turned over to environment personnel in General Santos City on September 27.
According to a Twitter post from Rappler, as mentioned above, this occurred on Sunday, September 27.
The heron, also known as the nankeen night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), was turned over to the environment personnel in General Santos City. It was said to be healthy and rendered fit to be released.
The bird was eventually freed in a mangrove area in the city.
The post came with two photos, which shows the said bird itself on the first photo. The second photo, on the other hand, shows people measuring the bird’s wingspan.
You can check out the said post on Twitter right here.
The nankeen night heron is a heron species which belongs to the heron family Ardeidae. It earned the name rufous night heron due to its distinctive reddish-brown colour. It got its name nankeen, on the other hand, from the type of pale-yellow cotton cloth in China of the same name.
The species falls under the Least Concern category in the IUCN Red List. It can be observed in a broad range of habitats, including forests, meadows, shores, reefs, marshes, grasslands, and swamps.
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