nankeen or rufous?

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Subject: nankeen or rufous?
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 22:41:00 +1000
Laurie Knight wrote "As for the night heron, I would think that rufous is more descriptive than nankeen"....but perhaps "nankeen" refers to the birds' under parts ("whitish washed buff" per Pizzey) rather than their upper parts? They're not rufous all over are they?
Tom Wilson ===============================

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