Black-headed Heron
Ardea melanocephala

– large heron, smaller than White Stork
– African origin, rare visitor to Cap Verde, potential vagrant in WP
– partially migratory, nomadic movements


Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala, IMM
BIF2294, 23/12/2014, Lake Albert, Uganda, Mathias Putze

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala, IMM
BIF2295, 24/12/2014, Lake Albert, Uganda, Mathias Putze

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala, AD
BIF2296, 24/12/2014, Lake Albert, Uganda, Mathias Putze

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala, AD
BIF2297, 24/12/2014, Lake Albert, Uganda, Mathias Putze

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala, AD, BREED
BIF2298, 06/02/2014, Kisoro, Uganda, Mathias Putze

voice: calls in flight not yet sound recorded

comparison species:
Grey Heron (v)
Great Blue Heron (v)

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