Black Heron

Egretta ardesiaca - Aigrette ardoisée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Egretta

  • Species
    :

    ardesiaca

Descriptor

Wagler, 1827

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 66 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 90 à 95 cm.
  • Weight
    : 310 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Aigrette ardoisée,
  • Garceta Azabache,
  • Garça-preta,
  • Glockenreiher,
  • haranggém,
  • Zwarte Reiger,
  • Airone nero,
  • Svarthäger,
  • Skyggehegre,
  • volavka čierna,
  • volavka černá,
  • Skyggehejre,
  • varjostajahaikara,
  • Swartreier,
  • martinet negre,
  • Svarthegri,
  • czapla czarna,
  • melnais gārnis,
  • črna čaplja,
  • Чёрная цапля,
  • クロコサギ,
  • 黑鹭,
  • 黑鷺,

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels)

Geographic range

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