Heron Species

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Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides, Jao Camp, Botswana, Africa


Subfamily Tigrisomatinae

  • Genus Tigriornis
    • White-crested Tiger Heron, Tigriornis leucolophus
  • Genus Zonerodius
    • New Guinea Tiger Heron, Zonerodius heliosylus

Subfamily Botaurinae

  • Genus Zebrilus
    • Zigzag Heron, Zebrilus undulatus
  • Genus Ixobrychus
  • Genus Botaurus : Botaurus has a single representative species in each of North America, Central and South America, Eurasia and Australasia. The two northern species are partially migratory, with many birds moving south to warmer areas in winter. The four Botaurus bitterns are all large chunky, heavily streaked brown birds which breed in large reedbeds. They are secretive and well-camouflaged, and despite their size they can be difficult to observe except for occasional flight views. Like other bitterns, they eat fish, frogs, and similar aquatic life.

Subfamily Ardeinae

  • Genus Gorsachius
    • Nankeen Night Heron or Rufous Night Heron, Gorsachius caledonicus or Nycticorax caledonicus
    • White-eared Night Heron, Gorsachius magnificus
    • Japanese Night Heron, Gorsachius goisagi
    • Malayan Night Heron, Gorsachius melanolophus
  • Green HeronGenus Butorides
    • Green Heron or Green-backed Heron, Butorides virescens
    • Striated Heron, Butorides striatus or Ardea striatus
    • Lava Heron, Butorides sundevalli, also known as the Galapagos Heron
  • Genus Philherodias
    • Capped Heron, Pilherodius pileatus
  • Genus Syrigma
    • Whistling Heron, Syrigma sibilatrix

Heron (Striated?)


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