Record details

:   8726
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2832AD
Observer:   Tippett Ryan Matthew
Date of record:   2011-01-21
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   This bird was found while kayaking on the estuary. I was drawn to some flapping noises in the bushes at the edge of the water when I saw this night heron. It was badly tangled, with a vine wrapped around its neck. We were able to untangle it and let it go safely!
Last updated:   2014-07-11 16:26:38
Sp. code:   70
Species name:   Gorsachius leuconotus
Common name:   White-backed Night-Heron -- Witrugnagreier
Family:   Ardeidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   White-backed Night Heron
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=-8726
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:  
Date:   2014-07-11 16:26:38
Species name:   Gorsachius leuconotus -- White-backed Night-Heron; Witrugnagreier
Species code:   70

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