Black-headed Heron
Ardea melanocephala
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The upper photo was taken at Ndutu (1-14), courtesy of Siegfried Woldhek; the 2nd row photo (Shambarai, 3-19) is courtesy of Trude Peterson; the 3rd row (Serengeti, 1-09), courtesy Stuart Webb; the 4th row (Ngorongoro Crater, 1-16) and the 5th row (left, Shambarai, 3-19; right, TPC-Arusha, 10-19). The rest of the photos were taken in Usa River (2-06) on the grounds of the Mt. Meru Game Lodge, where a colony of black-headed herons nested annually until the tree fell. Click the image above to see 34 enlargements including a nest with chicks.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Zul Bhatia, Chuck Derby, Russell Peacey, Stuart Webb, Siegfried Woldhek
Jan Martin McGuire, Miguel Perez-De-Gregorio

Last Update this page: 7-14-21