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Heron - Common Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides


hunched heron; brownish-buff and cryptic at rest; reveals bright white wings and tail in flight; br. adult plain buff above and below, with some dark streaking on the head; a dark tipped blue bill. Photo taken at Ndutu region, Tanzania


common on range of well vegetated water from coastal mangroves to small highland fresh water pools.


Information from: Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Jan 10, 2018
Submitted on Aug 7, 2019

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