Rufous-bellied Heron
Ardeola rufiventris
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The rufous-bellied heron is a small, shy heron that prefers dense cover. It is dark grey with rufous wing patches, belly and tail. The upper bird was seen at Lake Manyara (11-14), courtesy of Zul Bhatia. The 3rd row photo (Lake Manyara, 11-16) is courtesy of Linda Bushman. The left 4th row bird was seen at Hortanzia Dam (Arusha, 11-12), courtesy of Derek Hurt; the right lower, in Malagarasi swamp (11-16). The other photos were taken in Tarangire.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Derek Hurt, Zul Bhatia, Linda Bushman

Last Update this page: 9-08-22