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
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 8 weeks ago 4.2
Side view of female perched on branch.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 22 August 2006 8 weeks ago 4
A flight shot.
Locality Rundu, Kavango Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 14 April 2013 43 weeks ago 3.5
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 3
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