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Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula

Described by: Sharpe (1895)
Alternate common name(s): Brown-throated Egret, Red-throated Egret, Brown-throated Heron, Red-throated Heron
Old scientific name(s): Hydranassa vinaceigula


Okavango, Botswana - Aug, 2002 © Tom Stephenson 
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Sc. Africa;
Restricted range;
N. Botswana (Okavango delta and Chobe National Park), ne. Namibia (the Caprivi Strip), w. Zambia (Kafue Flats, Zambezi River to the Bangweulu Swamps and the Nchelenge District). Probably ex. se. Angola and ex. n. Zimbabwe.
Possible summer visitor to Malawi and nw. Mozambique.
Formerly ne. South Africa (sw. Transvaal, Potchefstroom).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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