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

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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gawie

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November 19, 2014 07:32 AM SAST

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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gawie

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November 19, 2014 08:27 AM SAST

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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gawie

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November 20, 2014 11:24 AM SAST

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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zhil67

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December 27, 2016 02:18 AM CST

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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torwart

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December 20, 2016 03:38 PM CET

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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zelicaon

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August 22, 2009 06:27 AM PDT

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Black-headed Heron

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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zelicaon

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August 22, 2009 12:19 AM PDT

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Black-headed Heron

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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oebenin

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December 26, 2016 04:47 PM CET

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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muir

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November 24, 2016 05:00 PM SAST

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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muir

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November 21, 2016 11:25 AM EAT

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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muir

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November 20, 2016 09:44 AM EAT

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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muir

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November 19, 2016 03:36 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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