Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Rufous-bellied Heron

Rufous-bellied Heron Ardeola rufiventris

Described by: Sundevall (1851)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Erythrocnus rufiventris, Butorides rufiventris


Masai Mara, Kenya - Feb 15, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Kenya - Dec, 2005 © Jean-Michel Fenerole  Uganda - Mar, 2006 © Nigel Hacking  Uganda - Mar, 2006 © Nigel Hacking 
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E. and c. Africa s. of the equator;
S. Uganda (Entebbe, Lake Kioga), sw. Kenya (Amboseli, local temporary swamps in Tarangire National Park and nw. Mara Game Refuge), Rwanda (swamps of the Kagera River), Burundi, se. Zaire (Lualaba and Kasai Valleys, Katanga), w. and c. Tanzania, Zambia (Zambezi Valley and Lake Bangweulu), e. and s. Angola, Malawi, w. and s. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, n. Botswana (Okavango Delta), nw. Namibia, ne. South Africa from Natal to King William's Town in Cape Province.


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


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