Herons (Ardeidae)

Dwarf Bittern (Ixobrychus sturmii) - HBW 1, p. 427

French: Blongios de Sturm German: Graur├╝ckendommel Spanish: Avetorillo Plomizo
Other common names: African Dwarf Bittern, Rail Heron

Taxonomy: Ardea Sturmii Wagler, 1827, Senegambia.
Sometimes separated in monospecific genus Ardeirallus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Africa S of Sahara, avoiding arid zones.

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