Rufous-bellied Heron (Ardeola rufiventris) - HBW 1, p. 416
French: Héron à ventre roux
Spanish: Garcilla Ventrirroja
Taxonomy: Ardea rufiventris Sundevall, 1851, Mooi River, near Potchefstroom, Transvaal.
Frequently placed in genus Butorides. Monotypic.
Distribution: Uganda and Kenya S to Natal (E South Africa) and W to Angola, N Namibia and N Botswana.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Side view of female perched on branch.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 22 August 2006 28 weeks ago 4.5
An adult in the marshes
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Jean Hupperetz 10 December 2009 4 years ago 4.5
Adult male Rufous-bellied Heron in reeds near undeep river
Locality Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana
Floris Freijsen 19 August 2013 28 weeks ago 4.2
A bird perched in a tree beside the Kavango River
Locality Shamvura Camp, Kavango Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Ian Fulton 24 October 2004 4 years ago 4
A flight shot.
Locality Rundu, Kavango Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 14 April 2013 1 year ago 3.5
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