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approx size - 84cm/33" ;slender and slim necked heron;dark blue-grey above, with a yellowish bill; black crown and striking rich chestnut-rufous face and neck with a black stripe on either side; chestnut flanks; black belly easy to confuse with Goliath Heron, its darker, smaller and paler billed. Photo taken at Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
well vegetated swamps and lake edges.
Info taken from: Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe