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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

Observer

muir

Date

November 24, 2016 05:00 PM SAST

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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muir

Date

November 21, 2016 11:25 AM EAT

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

muir

Date

November 20, 2016 09:44 AM EAT

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

muir

Date

November 19, 2016 03:36 PM EAT

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

gisels4

Date

November 26, 2016 04:34 PM CET

Description

Heron flying along the IITA lake

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

mathiasdhaen

Date

August 6, 2014

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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mathiasdhaen

Date

August 4, 2014

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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mathiasdhaen

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August 3, 2014

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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mathiasdhaen

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August 1, 2014

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

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mathiasdhaen

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July 12, 2014

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

catabbott

Date

March 10, 2009 09:35 PM EDT

Place

Kenya (Google, OSM)

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Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

oebenin

Date

November 4, 2015 02:13 PM CET
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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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