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

White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis

Described by: Hume (1878)
Alternate common name(s): Great White-bellied Heron, Imperial Heron
Old scientific name(s): Ardea imperialis


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E. Himalayan region;
Restricted range;
Two small populations;
Foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal, ne. India (ne. Assam, n. Bihar), Sikkim, Bhutan, n. Bangladesh, Burma (Arakan Province, lower Sittang River, Mali River in the Putao (Fort Hertz) District, upper Irrawaddy River s. of Myitkyina s. and e. to Pegu and Toungoo).


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


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