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Pied Heron (Egretta picata)

Pied Heron (Egretta picata)

Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana)

Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana)

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)

Goliath Heron cm g wingspan cm. Sexes alike, although female is generally smaller and has shorter bill Largest heron, with large and very deep

Indian Pond-heron (Ardeola grayii)

Indian Pond-heron cm g wingspan cm.

Distribution range map for White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)

Little Corella cm; White with medium-length mm) crest and diagnostic short bill; face salmon pink, as are bases of feathers of head and throat that ar

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Little Blue Heron cm; g wingspan cm General coloration varies in shade; mauve to maroon tinge on neck also varies in extent, while some birds may deve

Malayan Night-heron (Gorsachius melanolophus)

Malay Night-heron cm g wingspan 86 cm Identified by rufous neck, black cap and crest, white-tipped primaries and chestnut-barred back;

Black crowned night heron.  Got to see this guy in the egret/heron natural rookery at Waccatee Zoo this past weekend.   (4/7/12)   Pretty sweet.  Wish I would have remembered my camera.  :-(

Black Crowned Night Heron love to watch these birds work! Such patience!

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

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White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis)

White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis)

Chinese Pond-heron (Ardeola bacchus)

Chinese Pond-heron c.

Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristatus)

first digit carries sharp claw; legs and feet bright salmon-red to orange.

Rufous-bellied Heron (Ardeola rufiventris)

Rufous-bellied Heron cm Much darker than other Ardeola; larger, thicker-necked, longer-winged and heavier-billed than Butorides striata; ardesiaca is larger and lacks any chestnut

Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Distinctively-plumaged heron, with black cap, white head- and neck-sides, black mantle, dark grey uppe