186. Plegadis autumnalis (Hasselq.).—GLOSSY IBIS.

Omaha (F. J. Brezee); "wandering northward to New England and Illinois. In America only locally abundant and of irregular distribution" (A. 0. U. Check List).

187. Plegadis guarauna (Linn.).—WHITE-FACED GLOSSY IBIS.

Omaha (L. Skow); Omaha, "a straggler was killed on Florence lake, Aug. 19, 1893 (I. S. Trostler); Clarke, Nebr. (Frank Parmalee).


188. Tantalus loculator Linn.—WOOD IBIS.

A rare, irregular straggler. If the reports of several persons, the names of whom cannot be recalled at this moment, can be relied upon (L. Bruner).


190. Botaurus lentiginosus (Montag.).—BITTERN; THUNDER PUMPER.

West Point, Holt county, Lincoln, Platte river—breeds in state (L. Bruner); "Occasionally seen in Nebraska" (Aughey); "summer resident, common, arrives in April and leaves in October" (Taylor); "The whole of temperate and tropical North America" (Goss); Omaha—breeds (L. Skow); Peru—breeds (G. A. Coleman); Cherry county (J. M. Bates); Wood River, O’Neill, Hartington (D. H. Talbot); Omaha, a common migrant, but uncommon summer resident (I. S. Trostler).

191. Ardetta exilis (Gmelin).—LEAST BITTERN.

West Point, Lincoln—breeding at West Point (L Bruner); "The whole of temperate North America" (Goss); Omaha—nesting (L. Skow); Peru, abundant—breeds (G. A. Coleman); Gage county (F. A. Colby); Omaha, "an abundant migrant and a common summer resident" (I. S. Trostler).

194. Ardea herodias Linn.—GREAT BLUE HERON.

West Point, Norfolk, Florence, Blair, Lincoln, etc.—breeding at West Point (L. Bruner); "occasionally seen in Nebraska" (Aughey); "migratory, sometimes common, more abundant in the fall than spring" (Taylor); "North America from the Arctic regions southward" (Goss); Omaha—breeding (L. Skow); Oakdale, Wood River (D. H. Talbot); Gage county (F. A. Colby); Omaha, "a common migrant and not uncommon resident" (I. S. Trostler).

196. Ardea egretta Gmelin.--GREAT WHITE EGRET.

Richardson county, May, 1873 (Samuel Aughey); "North casually to the British provinces" (Goss); Nebraska City, Florence lake (L. Skow); "a straggler was killed near Omaha, July 12, 1894" (I. S. Trostler).

197. Ardea candidissima Gmelin. — SNOWY HERON; LITTLE WHITE EGRET.

Reported from southeastern Nebraska—not rare (L. Bruner); "Otoe and Richardson counties" (Aughey); "From the northern United States to Chili" (Goss); "Straggler, one was killed near Fremont, Sept. 4, 1893" (I. S Trostler).

200 Ardea cœrulea Linn.—LITTLE BLUE HERON.

Omaha (?) (Brezee); occasional in south part of state (L. Bruner); "Probably not an uncommon summer resident" (Taylor); "Casually north to Massachusetts, Illinois, Kansas, etc." (Goss); Butler county, on Platte river (Dr. Peebles); "Rare in the vicinity of Omaha, but a colony breed annually thirty miles north of here" (I. S. Trostler).

201. Ardea virescens (Linn.).—GREEN HERON; POKE.

West Point, Omaha, Lincoln, Oakdale, etc.—common, breeds (L. Bruner); "Probably not an uncommon summer resident" (Taylor); "The whole of termperate North America" (Goss); Beatrice—nesting, De Witt (A. S. Pearse); Omaha—breeding (L. Skow); Peru, common—breeds (G. A. Coleman); Gage County—breeds (F. A. Colby); "not rare as a summer resident" (I. S. Trostler).

Green Heron; Poke

202. Nycticorax nycticorax nævius (Bodd.). — BLACK- CROWNED NIGHT HERON.

West Point, Oakland, Omaha, Lincoln (L. Bruner); "Nearly the whole of America except the Arctic regions" (Goss); Omaha—nesting (L. Skow); Peru, not uncommon—may breed (G. A. Coleman); Bow creek, Nebr. (D. H. Talbot); Straggler, saw one that was killed Sept. 3, 1894, near Cut-off lake" (I. S. Trostler).

203. Nycticorax violaceus (Linn.)—YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON.

Reported from Platte river—a single specimen seen from Valley (L Bruner); "Probaby a rare summer resident" (Taylor); "Breeding regularly north into Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, etc. (Goss); "A rare summer resident" (I. S. Trostler).

Order Paludicolæ

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