Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Black-headed Heron

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Described by: Vigors; Children (1826)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  The Gambia - Feb, 2004 © Ben van den Broek  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Abuko Nature Reserve, The Gambia - Feb 6, 2004 © Ben van den Broek  Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania - Jun 23, 2007 © Justyn Stahl 
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Africa s. of the Sahara;
Fragmented distribution;
Ex. s. Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, s. Mali (Niger River), Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, c. Chad, Central African Republic, ne. Zaire, n. Sudan, se. Egypt, coastal Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, nw. and s. Somalia, sw. Arabia (Yemen), Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana (Okavango Delta), Mozambique, South Africa (Cape Province, Transvaal).


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


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