MALAGASY POND HERON

(Ardeola idea)

also known as Madagascar Pond Heron
 and previously as Madagascar Squacco Heron (6)

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Roberts VI / VII 73 / 444
Clements 2000 20.0300
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
20-31

 

   
A smallish bird (about 47 cm) which breeds in Madagascar and migrates to east and central Africa when not breeding. It is an uncommon non breeding migrant to South Africa and a rare vagrant to Zimbabwe. It is found in wooded streams and lives off fish, frogs and small lizards.

 

List of Stamps showing Malagasy Pond Heron

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Michel

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