Nycticorax megacephalus

The Rodrigues Night Heron is an extinct species of heron formerly occurring on the Mascarene island of Rodrigues.

The Nycticorax megacephalus is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

Summary Nycticorax megacephalus is known from a number of bones2, and from Leguat's 1708 and Tafforet's 1726 accounts1, from Rodrigues, Mauritius. In 1761, Pingr More

Heron, Nycticorax megacephalus (extinct) RĂ©union Night Heron, Nycticorax duboisi (extinct) Mauritius Night Heron, Nycticorax mauritianus (extinct) Ascension Night Heron, Nycticorax olsoni (extinct) Genus Gorsachius Nankeen Night Heron or Rufous Night Heron, Gorsachius caledonicus or Nycticorax caledonicus White-eared Night Heron, Gorsachius magnificus Japanese Night Heron, Gorsachius goisagi Malayan Night Heron, Gorsachius melanolophus Genus Butorides Green Heron or Green-backed Heron, Butorides virescens Striated Heron, Butorides striatus or Ardea striatus Genus Agamia Agami Heron, Agamia agami Genus Philherodias Capped Heron, Pilherodius More

Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ardeidae
Genus : Nycticorax
Species : megacephalus
Authority : (Milne-Edwards, 1873)