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Gorsachius magnificus (O. Grant, 1899) – White-eared Night-heron

Taxonomic Notes:

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
This rare species is migratory and nocturnal. It mainly inhabits the inland wetlands and tropical forests of northern Vietnam, southern China, and northern Indo-China regions. It mainly forages on small fish and some invertebrates. 

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining.

Aves > Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae > Gorsachius

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Anonymous. 2023. Gorsachius magnificus (O. Grant, 1899) – White-eared Night-heron. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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