Herons (Ardeidae)

Japanese Night-heron (Gorsachius goisagi) - HBW 1, p. 420

French: Bihoreau goisagi German: Rotscheitelreiher Spanish: Martinete Japonés
Other common names: Japanese Bittern

Taxonomy: Nycticorax goisagi Temminck, 1835, Japan.
Sometimes placed with all other night herons in genus Nycticorax. May form superspecies with G. melanolophus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in S Japan, on Honshu, Shikoku and possibly Kyushu; winters from Ryukyu Is, Volcano Is and SE China to Philippines.