Goliath Heron
Ardea goliath
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The goliath heron is the world's largest heron. It may be found throughout Tanzania in wetlands and coastal estuaries. The right upper photo (Selous, 8-10), is courtesy of Dominic Oldridge; the 2nd row flight photo (Selous, 11-17), courtesy Claude Melde; the left 4th and right 6th rows (Ruaha, 10-17), courtesy Brad Johnson. The other photos were taken in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and Hwange NP (Zimbabwe). Click the photo above to see 14 enlargements including a nest, flight and feeding.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-20 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Dominic Oldridge, Stuart Webb, Florence Holmen, Claude Melde
Brad Johnson, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 2-18-20