Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Black Heron
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca
Described by: Wagler (1827)
Alternate common name(s): Black Egret
Old scientific name(s): Hydranassa ardesiaca, Melanophoyx ardesiaca
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RangeAfrica s. of the Sahara; Madagascar;
Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, s. Mali (Niger River), Upper Volta, s. Ghana, Togo, w. Niger, Nigeria, n. Cameroon, s. Chad (Lake Chad), n. Central African Republic, s. Sudan to c. Ethiopia (upper White and Blue Nile Rivers), Eritrea, se. Somalia, Uganda, w. and s. Kenya (lower Tana River and Lake Jipe, also breeds near Garsen), Rwanda, Burundi, e. Zaire, Tanzania, w. Zambia (Zambezi River and s. Barotse Province), Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, s. and e. Angola, n. Namibia (Okavango River), n. and e. Botswana (Limpopo River) to e. and ex. s. South Africa (Transvaal, e. Orange Free State, Natal, se. Cape Province) and n. Madagascar (Tsimbazaza near Tananarive).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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