Occurrence record: de3bb9a0-59af-4448-83d2-c3c8f026287c

HumanObservation of Nycticorax caledonicus | Nankeen night heron recorded on 2019-01-19


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Data resource ALA species sightings and OzAtlas
Occurrence ID de3bb9a0-59af-4448-83d2-c3c8f026287c
Basis of record Human observation
Observer Cowan, I. Ian
Supplied as "Ian Cowan"
Atlas User Ian Cowan
Individual count 1
License CC-BY
State conservation Queensland: Least concern wildlife
User id 68211
Dataset name Individual sighting
Occurrence status unknown
Supplied as active
Dataset ID e61eb018-02a9-4e3b-a4b3-9d6be33d9cbb
Institution ID Atlas of Living Australia
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Record date 2019-01-19
Supplied date "2019-01-19T22:06:20Z"
Date precision Day
Event time 08:06 AM
Event ID adc3c398-e7b3-4cb5-8ad6-a85b2e2764dc


Scientific name Nycticorax caledonicus
Supplied scientific name "Nycticorax caledonicus (Nankeen Night-Heron)"
Taxon rank species
Common name Nankeen night heron
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Ciconiiformes
Family Ardeidae
Genus Nycticorax
Species Nycticorax caledonicus
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Canonical name match
The supplied name was parsed into canonical form before a match was found.
Name parse type wellformed


Country Australia
State / Province Queensland
Locality Cairns (R)
Latitude -16.739808
Longitude 145.6700571
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Coordinate precision Unknown
Biome Terrestrial

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Tropical Savanna Australian Tropical Savanna
    Fallow practice - dominant (area) No cereal producers
    Fallow practice - dominant (number) No cereal producers
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Great Barrier Reef
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Terrestrial Queensland Tropical Forests
    Irrigation practice - dominant No irrigation
    NRM Regions Wet Tropics
    NRM Regions 2014 Wet Tropics
    NRM Regions 2015 Wet Tropics
    Stubble practice - dominant (area) No cereal producers
    Stubble practice - dominant (number) No cereal producers
    Tillage practice - dominant (area) No cereal producers
    Tillage practice - dominant (number) No cereal producers
    IBRA 6 Regions Wet Tropics
    IBRA 6 Sub Regions Macalister
    IBRA 7 Regions Wet Tropics
    IBRA 7 Subregions Innisfail
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Queensland Tropical Rain Forests
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Moisture and temperature regime supports growth for 8���9 months of the year, with a 3���4 month dry season
    Koppen Climate Classification (All Classes) Tropical: rainforest (monsoonal)
    Koppen Climate Classification (Major Classes) Tropical
    Drainage Divisions Level 1 North East Coast
    Drainage Divisions Level 2 MOSSMAN RIVER
    River Regions MOSSMAN RIVER
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Central and Southern Great Barrier Reef
    States including coastal waters Queensland (including Coastal Waters)
    ASGS Australian States and Territories Queensland
    Australian States and Territories Queensland
    Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries Leichhardt
    LGA Boundaries (deprecated) Cairns - Northern Suburbs
    Local Government Areas Cairns (R)
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2016) LEICHHARDT
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) BARRON RIVER
    Statistical Local Areas Cairns (R) - Northern Suburbs
    World Country Boundaries Australia
    Geological Regions of Australia Cairns Region
    Surface Geology of Australia Qe
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia Peninsular Uplands Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 Cairns Ranges
    Australia's Indigenous forest estate (2013) v2.0 Non-Indigenous, Non forest
    Forests of Australia (2013) v2.0 Non Forest
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups Melaleuca Forests and Woodlands
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroups Melaleuca open forests and woodlands
    Tenure of Australia's forests (2013) v2.0 Unresolved Tenure

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.5378
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 5.0861
    Endemism 0.037113238
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.043011595
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.6792
    Occurrence Density 134.46913 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.187432 index
    Species Richness 8.08642 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.8767666
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 2.8013406
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.13851699
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 186.0862 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 232.38126 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 143.6075 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.52374995 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.32375 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.45875 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 160.21916 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 32.18875 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.24558479
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 7.21379 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -5.7253685 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 8.96057
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -3.05212
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 7.891652
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 476.515 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -25.86703 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -200.1925 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 306.41254 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 25.11625 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 18.911354 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 14.57625 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 29.410833 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 21.386042 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 14.690002 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 17.6025 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 25.66 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 2.0224915 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 2.0549927 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 9.300018 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 8.024793 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -1.7149963 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.0450134 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 7.0724792 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 32.2925 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 24.5175 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1993.6666 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 114.666664 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 7.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 100.666664 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 92.666664 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 992.3333 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 115.666664 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 1215.3334 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -7.5121503 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -183.85664 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 18.8 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 16.166668 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 18.366667 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 25.3 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 14.266666 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 17.333334
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 20.866667 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 18.6 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 24.866667 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 14.633333 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 17.1 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 21.633333 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 7.9 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 22.533335 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.54 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.79333335
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 31.733334 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 27.566666 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 27.266666 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 337.77078 km/day
    Wind run - month max 408.09085 km/day
    Wind run - month min 255.6905 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.0157375 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 5.0692286 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.740118 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 7.2422295 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 6.2380066 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 7.2422295 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 4.7211146 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 3.733784 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 3.733784 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.0 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.0 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.072111025 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1619.2162 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 1.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.067254 Pascals
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM 21.140003 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.85999995 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 6.52 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 6.0899997 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 4.7992997 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.2 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.008 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.94 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.5 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.12 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 25.949999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.64 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.32 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature -1.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 5.9999997E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 22.38 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 28.9 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 26.080961 Degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.6287412
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.90000004
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.13851699
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 84.96947 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 26.827496 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.80121505 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 56.586708
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 12.466528
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 47.894142 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 323.4228 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 326.847 Gal
    Bulk density 1.3518002 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 88.15662 kgC/ha
    Clay % 34.17785 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 31.25 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 79.2381 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 29.694 my
    Lithology - fertility 6.0 index
    Lithology - mean age 194.447 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 1.3501589 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.0836563 log my
    Magnetic anomalies -51.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.68
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.56
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.16333333
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.21000001
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 49.666668
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.8566667
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 7323.127 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 41.697853 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 119.92527 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.275 index
    Pedality hydrological score 2.6897683
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 22.012907 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1145.1887 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 7.6532173 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 1.2166667 m
    Soil pedality 2.6897683
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 2.1666667
    Topographic wetness index 6.631587
    Unreliable water retention parameters 10.285714
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 166.33333 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 4.11485 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 589.5 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 0.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 2.7500188 degrees
    Topographic relief 1.701357E-9 m
    Topographic roughness 0.0 %
    Topographic slope (%) 0.5197152 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.1693 EVI
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 90.0 %
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.001 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 4.6 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.3933 NDVI