Goliath heron

photo by Hans Hillewaert

Scientific classification

Order

Pelecaniformes

Family

Ardeidae

Subfamily

Ardea

Species

goliath

Appearance

* Very large bird with dark grey upperparts and generally brown underparts
* White throat and breast with black stripes and a strong blackish bill
* Size: about 135 cm

Habitat

Wetlands

Countries

Africa

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