Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides

ML25771061



eBird Checklist S27883784
Al Jahra Pools Natural Reserve (Restricted access)
Al Jahrah, Kuwait
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Latitude and Longitude 29.362, 47.6932 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Same bird as on pictures below.

Observation details

One particularly dark individual had me thinking about Indian Pond Heron for a few days. Note the rather dark upper side and also the heavy thick streaking on the sides of the breast! Although there is no clear dark stripe visible on the lores, but this could be because the bird is already mounting into summer plumage. The feature wich eventually clinched the ID were the elongated crown feathers, which should be totally white in Indian Pond Heron. This bird has black edges to the elongated crown feathers and is therefore a Squacco Heron!

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,256KB
Dimensions
4500 x 3000

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