Herons (Ardeidae)

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath) - HBW 1, p. 407

French: Héron goliath German: Goliathreiher Spanish: Garza Goliat

Taxonomy: Ardea goliath Cretzschmar, 1827, Bahr el Abiad = White Nile.
Monotypic.

Distribution: Africa S of Sahara, S Iraq and S Iran, with some non breeders along Red Sea; breeding also inferred at scattered sites on Indian Subcontinent from Pakistan to Bangladesh and S into Sri Lanka.

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