Malagasy Pond Heron

The Malagasy Pond Heron , also known as the Madagascar Pond Heron, is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. It is found in Angola, Bahamas, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mayotte, Mozambique, Rwanda, Réunion, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, estuarine waters, and arable land.

The Malagasy Pond Heron is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Heron, Malagasy Pond Heron, Malagasy Pond-Heron Common Names in German: Dickschnabelreiher Common Names in Japanese: マダガスカルカンムリサギ Description - Habitat Biome: Freshwater Ecology: It principally inhabits freshwater wetlands, particularly shallow waterbodies fringed with vegetation and adjacent trees . More

this was not a Squacco Heron – Malagasy Pond Heron was a lifer for all. A visit to the Prawn factory and its dams produced a few water birds, Kittlitz’s, Three banded and White fronted Plovers, Stilts, Avocets, Wood and Common Sandpipers, Greenshank, Caspian Tern and a pair of Mangrove Kingfishers. The area also produced Spectacled Weaver. A stop at the small forested area along the road produced very vocal Tiny Greenbuls, Green Malkoha and Paradise Flycatcher. More

Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ardeidae
Genus : Ardeola
Species : idae
Authority : (Hartlaub, 1860)