Indian Pond-heron (Ardeola grayii) - HBW 1, p. 415
French: Crabier de Gray
Spanish: Garcilla India
Other common names: (Indian) Pondbird/Paddybird
Taxonomy: Ardea Grayii Sykes, 1832, Deccan, India.
Forms superspecies with A. bacchus, A. speciosa and perhaps A. idae. Monotypic.
Distribution: N Persian Gulf E through Indian Subcontinent and Sri Lanka to Burma; also Laccadives and Maldives, Andamans and Nicobars.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 27 videos
An individual catching a big frog, eating it and flying away. Locality Keechan, Jodhpur District, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 23 February 2011 2 years ago 30 sec 4.7
An adult in non-breeding plumage searching for food Locality Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Jean Hupperetz 31 October 2004 8 years ago 45 sec 4.7
Several views of a bird looking for food Locality Khor Kalba, Kalba, Sharjah Emirate, United Arab Emirates (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 27 February 2008 5 years ago 31 sec 4.6
A bird in non-breeding-plumage resting on a trunk Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 January 2001 7 years ago 31 sec 4.6
Several birds on a pond taking fish that jump above the aquatic vegetation. Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 28 February 2011 2 years ago 33 sec 4.5
A juvenile on a rock. Locality Tissamaharama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 26 October 2008 5 years ago 25 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 122 photos
Locality Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Tomas Grim 24 November 2010 6 weeks ago 4.5
An adult male in breeding plumage (with red legs)perched on a Mast tree
Locality Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
Ratna Kusnur 21 July 2013 15 weeks ago 4.5
A male in search of food.
Locality Assam, India
shibham 2 August 2012 1 year ago 4.5
INDIAN POND HERON WITH KILL
Locality Manigram, Murshidabad District, West Bengal, India
ABHIRUP DUTTA GUPTA 24 October 2013 24 weeks ago 4.4
Indian Pond Herons in breeding plumage were seen in plenty, but there were only one or two individuals with red legs.
Locality Basai Wetlands, Gurgaon District, Haryana, India
Koshy Koshy 6 June 2013 45 weeks ago 4.4
A bird in non-breeding plumage standing on dried water hyacinth...
Locality Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 15 January 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Calling in heronry Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 August 1983 3 years ago 4
Calling while breeding Locality Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 July 2003 4 years ago 3
Sorry the call is not working, I wanted to delete it but didnt know how Locality Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 August 1983 4 years ago 0