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Kaeng Krachan NP (general area)
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Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

Javan Pond-Heron

Ardeola speciosa

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Identification

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Stout heron with flashing white wings; can be mistaken for a egret in flight, but note darker head in all plumages. Handsome in breeding plumage, with creamy head, dark red breast, and lacy black plumes on the back. Streaky brown nonbreeding plumage is nearly indistinguishable from other pond-herons. Forages in rice paddies, pond and lake edges, and mangroves.

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