White-backed Night-heron (Nycticorax leuconotus) - HBW 1, p. 420
French: Bihoreau à dos blanc
Spanish: Martinete Encapuchado
Taxonomy: Ardea leuconotus Wagler, 1827, Senegambia.
Frequently placed in genus Gorsachius, but is apparently closer to N. nycticorax; formerly treated in separate genus Calherodius. Birds of South Africa occasionally differentiated in race natalensis. Monotypic.
Distribution: Scattered populations in Africa S of Sahara, from Senegal to N Angola, and through Zaire to Tanzania; S from Zambia and N Botswana to E South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Two birds in the mangroves, one hiding on the left. Filmed from a boat. Locality Tendaba Airfield, Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 6 November 2014 20 weeks ago 1 min 4 sec 4.7
2 birds looking what we are doing Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 15 September 2010 4 years ago 1 min 4 sec 4.3
A partially hidden individual at its day roost in riverside vegetation Locality Liwonde National Park, Southern Region, Malawi (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 19 October 2005 2 years ago 34 sec 4
An adult roosting in dense vegetation in a small river island Locality Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 1998 8 years ago 43 sec 3.7
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Locality Mburo Lake, Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 29 August 2011 29 weeks ago 4.6
Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia
Paul Cools 14 February 2014 1 year ago 4.5
Bit of sunlight on a mainly nocturnal bird.
Locality Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve, North Bank Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 8 November 2012 8 weeks ago 4.4
Bird on a branch in dense bush over river bank
Locality Liwonde National Park, Southern Region, Malawi
Roland Bischoff 6 November 2007 4 years ago 4.4
Bird on dayroost inside mangrove
Locality Lamin Fields, Western Division, The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 28 March 2013 2 years ago 4.2
White-backed Night-Heron (Nycticorax leuconotus)
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda
Jacques Erard 15 August 2010 1 year ago 4.2
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