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Madagascar Pond-Heron

Ardeola idae

 

Parc de Tsarasaotra, Antananarivo, Analamanga region, Madagascar.

 

Despite its name, this species is not endemic. It breeds only on Madagascar and Aldabra, but migrates to mainland Africa during the non-breeding season. This is an adult sitting on a nest. In non-breeding plumage, it becomes predominately brown.

 

Digiscoped.

 

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Taken on November 4, 2010