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  • French
    • Héron mélanocéphale
  • Scientific Names
    • Ardea melanocephala
  • English
    • Black-headed Heron
  • Portuguese
    • Garça-de-cabeça-preta

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Recent observations

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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juddpatterson

Date

April 3, 2015 05:08 PM EDT

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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natasha9

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July 19, 2016 05:03 PM SAST

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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muir

Date

June 3, 2016 10:49 AM EDT

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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b-l

Date

September 8, 2014

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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redabbott

Date

September 28, 2012 01:59 AM PDT

Description

Black-headed Heron

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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csavy

Date

December 10, 2015

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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marcorastelli

Date

February 6, 2016 10:07 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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sr667

Date

August 25, 2014 05:21 PM EDT

Description

Samburu National Park

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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marcorastelli

Date

February 6, 2016 01:39 PM HST

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(Somewhere...)

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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allanfinlayson

Date

November 19, 2015

Description

see photo

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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congonaturalist

Date

November 14, 2015 05:30 PM CET

Description

One flying north high above the Sangha River.

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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nikborrow

Date

August 25, 2015 12:25 PM EAT
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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.
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