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    • Ardea melanocephala
  • English
    • Black-headed Heron
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    • Garça-de-cabeça-preta

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

April 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

simon1978

Date

March 18, 2015 03:19 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

csavy

Date

June 6, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

congonaturalist

Date

February 9, 2015 03:47 PM CET

Place

Salamat (Google, OSM)

Description

Many in a tree

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

ronsavage

Date

January 19, 2015

Description

Several seen roosting in a tree next to pond

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

ronsavage

Date

January 19, 2015

Description

One observed, first time here.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

jimmymac2

Date

December 14, 2014

Place

Pretoria (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

P1020370

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

muir

Date

December 7, 2014 06:02 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

black-headed heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

muir

Date

November 27, 2014 04:38 PM CET

Place

Kinshasa (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

ronsavage

Date

December 6, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-headed heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

tlim

Date

September 30, 2014 03:44 PM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Ngorongoro Crater

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-headed heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

ctnash

Date

November 1, 2008 12:03 PM AEST

Description

Roosting in trees on pond bank and in pond fishing.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, common throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. It is mainly resident, but some west African birds move further north in the rainy season.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.