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Chinese Pond-Heron Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong, China
GPS: 22.5N, 114.0E, elev=1' MAP
Date: January 10, 2014
ID : B13K5640 [4896 x 3264]

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Chinese Pond-Heron Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong, China
GPS: 22.5N, 114.0E, elev=1' MAP
Date: January 10, 2014
ID : B13K5635 [4896 x 3264]

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Chinese Pond-Heron Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong, China
GPS: 22.5N, 114.0E, elev=1' MAP
Date: January 10, 2014
ID : B13K5627 [4896 x 3264]

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Chinese Pond-Heron Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Pak Thale, Phetchaburi, Thailand
GPS: 13.1N, 100.1E, elev=3' MAP
Date: January 13, 2011
ID : B13K6236 [4896 x 3264]

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SPECIES INFO

Adult in breeding plumage

The Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus, is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, found in shallow fresh and salt-water wetlands and ponds in China and East Asia. A stray bird stopping over on Saint Paul Island, Alaska August 4-9, 1997, was the first recorded occurrence of this species in the USA (AOU 2000).

The Chinese Pond Heron is typically 47cm long with white wings, a yellow bill with a black tip, yellow eyes and legs. Its overall colour is red, blue and white during breeding season, and greyish-brown and flecked with white at other times. The Chinese Pond Heron lays a clutch of 3-6 blue-green eggs, often in mixed nests with other herons. Its diet comprises or insects, fish, and crustaceans.





                                     



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