(Common) Squacco Heron
Ardeola ralliodes
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The common squacco heron is usually found in vegetation at the edges of fresh-water ponds and slow-moving rivers with dense surrounding vegetation. It is similar to the Madagascar pond heron but has less bold streaking and blotching. The flight photo was taken in Tarangire (1-12), courtesy of Rick Carlson. The other photos were taken at Lake Duluti, Shambarai swamp, Ruaha and Kafue NP (Zambia). Click the photo above to see twenty enlargements.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Colin Beale, Rick Carlson, Paul Oliver, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 4-27-16