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"white crane," Ardea spp.

arrchag (inh -)
arrjag (inh -)
kaachi (minha -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Pakanh


Photo: Pormpuraaw, NQ [PH]

All white herons are called white crane locally, and the names inh arrchag in Oykangand and inh arrjag in Olkola, refer to them as a class. These species include the great egret, Ardea alba, the intermediate egret, Ardea intermedia, the little egret, Ardea garzetta, the cattle egret, Ardea ibis, and the white phase of eastern reef heron, Ardea sacra.
e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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