Genus Gorsachius


Japanese Night Heron - The Japanese Night Heron prefers dense, damp forest, in both its breeding and winter ranges. Common until the 1970s, this species is threatened by deforestation in its summer and winter ranges. Other documented threats include the introduction of the Siberian Weasel in its breeding range. The current population is estimated at less than 1,000 mature individuals.


White-backed Night Heron - The White-backed Night Heron is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. This relatively small and dark night heron is found throughout a large part of sub-Saharan Africa. It was formerly placed in the genus Nycticorax.


White-eared Night-Heron - The White-eared Night Heron is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. It is found in China and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Malayan Night Heron - The Malayan Night Heron stands about 47cm tall. It is nocturnal and is found in forests. Adults have black crowns, reddish-brown faces and necks, dark reddish-brown underparts with fine streaks, and black wings. The juvenile is greyish-brown with black and white spots, and its underparts are streaked.

Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ardeidae
Genus : Gorsachius