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5

Squacco Heron

(Ardeola ralloides)
German name(s): "Rallenreiher"
Size: 40-49 cm; wing span 71-86 cm

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Squacco Heron at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Squacco Heron in breeding plumage overlooking its territory - a fish farm - from an elevated perch (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Near Temerin, Serbia, July 2017]

Lateral view of a Squacco Heron in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Near Becej, Serbia, in July 2017]

Partly obscured lateral view of a Squacco Heron in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Near Becej, Serbia, in July 2017]

NON-BREEDING

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Non-breeding adults and immature birds have the same plumage. Photos of a Squacco Heron in non-breeding/immature plumage were taken in Oman.

Food, Diet

All egrets and herons prey on aquatic creatures in fresh water or estuaries (fish, frogs, snakes or crustaceans).

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