Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Chinese Pond-Heron

Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus

Described by: Bonaparte (1855)
Alternate common name(s): Chinese Pond Heron, Chinese Pond-heron
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Malaysia - Oct, 2002 © Harold Stiver  Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - Nov, 2004 © Neil Fifer  Hong Kong - Apr, 2005 © Neil Fifer  Hong Kong - Jun 20, 2005 © Neil Fifer  Hong Kong - Jul 28, 2005 © Neil Fifer 
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Se. Siberia s. to se. Asia, Sumatra and Borneo;
Breeds in ex. s. Soviet Far East (Vladivostok), China from c. Manchuria (Kirin) and Hopeh s. to Kwangtung, Kwangsi and Yunnan, w. through e. Inner Mongolia and in the Yangtze Valley to Shensi, Szechwan, nw. Kansu, and ex. e. Tsinghai and Hainan. In ne. India (Assam to Manipur in the e. Brahmaputra Valley), Bangladesh, Burma, n. Indochina and the Andaman Is.
Disperses throughout Indochina, Thailand, Malaya and the Greater Sundas (Borneo).


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


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