Ardeola ralloides  Squacco Heron  Ralreier
Squacco Heron
Alma, Jan 2019

Erratic visitor. Single birds and small groups may be found, mostly in summer months, where flooding of grass and sedge occurs, usually along rivers. A skulking species usually only detected when it takes to the wing. Not known to breed in the Waterberg but in years of high rainfall it does breed nearby on the Nyl floodplain and these are perhaps the source of the area's visitors.
Squacco Heron
Modimolle, Jan 2018
Squacco Heron
Modimolle, Nov 2015

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