Black-headed heron

photo by D. Gordon E. Robertson

Scientific classification

Order

Pelecaniformes

Family

Ardeidae

Subfamily

Ardea

Species

melanocephala

Appearance

* Large bird with grey upperparts and whitish- light grey uunderparts
* Blackish crown and nape
* Size: about 85 cm

Habitat

Wetlands

Countries

Africa

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