Herons (Ardeidae)

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) - HBW 1, p. 406

French: Héron mélanocéphale German: Schwarzhalsreiher Spanish: Garza Cabecinegra

Taxonomy: Ardea melanocephala Anon. = Vigors and Children, 1826, no locality; ? near Lake Chad.
Forms superspecies with A. humbloti. Monotypic.

Distribution: Africa S of Sahara, from Senegal to Ethiopia and S to South Africa.

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