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    • Ardea melanocephala
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    • Black-headed Heron

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Recent observations

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What

black-headed heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

martingrimm

Date

February 22, 2014 09:50 AM EAT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

martingrimm

Date

November 30, 2012 04:34 PM EAT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

murray

Date

March 24, 2014 11:29 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

liesbeth

Date

January 31, 2014

Description

We followed him during his flight over the area next to the Hoop national park

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

john11

Date

August 25, 2001

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 11, 2014 09:01 AM UTC

Description

Standing at up to 96cm tall, this is a heron of grasslands and savanna of Africa south of the Sahara. Pirang Shrimp Farm, Pirang, The Gambia.Pirang, The Gambia.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

November 17, 2010

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

dreierj

Date

May 7, 2008

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

torwart

Date

October 20, 2005

Place

chobe (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

leslieghana

Date

December 28, 2011

Photos / Sounds

P1080049

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

muir

Date

August 31, 2011 02:45 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

muir

Date

November 12, 2007 03:04 PM EST
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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.