Herons (Ardeidae)

Chinese Pond-heron (Ardeola bacchus) - HBW 1, p. 416

French: Crabier chinois German: Bacchusreiher Spanish: Garcilla China
Other common names: Paddybird

Taxonomy: Buphus bacchus Bonaparte, 1855, Malay Peninsula.
Forms superspecies with A. grayii, A. speciosa and perhaps A. idae. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds from Manchuria and E China W to Assam, N Burma and Andaman Is, and recently also Japan; winters in Malay Peninsula, Indochina, Borneo and Sumatra, and recently in Ryukyu Is.

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