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

Javan Pond-Heron Ardeola speciosa

Described by: Horsfield (1821)
Alternate common name(s): Javan Pond Heron, Javan Pond-heron, Javanese Pond-heron
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Petchaburi, Thailand - Jul 29, 2006 © Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua  Sungei Buloh Nature Park, Singapore - Apr, 2005 © Neil Fifer 
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S. se. Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Se. Burma (Tenasserim), c. Thailand, Cambodia, s. Vietnam (Cochinchina).
(2) Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kangean Is., Borneo, Sulawesi, Salayar Is. and Butung Is., and the Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa, Karimunjawa, Flores, Sumba). Probably the s. Philippines (Mindanao). Possibly s. Burma (Tenasserim) and s. Malaya.


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


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