The Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) in the Birds.

Day Herons
 Black-headed Heron
 Black Heron
 Capped Heron
 Cattle Egret
 Chinese Egret
 Chinese Pond-Heron
 Cocoi Heron
 Dimorphic Heron
 Dusky-gray Heron
 Eastern Reef-Heron
 Goliath Heron
 Gray Heron
 Great Blue Heron
 Great White-bellied Heron
 Great White Egret
 Green Heron
 Indian Pond Heron
 Intermediate Egret
 Javanese Pond-Heron
 Lava Heron
 Little Blue Egret
 Little Egret
 Madagascar Heron
 Madagascar Squacco Heron
 Pied Heron
 Purple Heron
 Reddish Egret
 Red-throated Heron
 Rufous-bellied Heron
 Snowy Egret
 Squacco Heron
 Striated Heron
 Tricolored Heron
 Western Reef-Heron
 Whistling Heron
 White-faced Heron
 White-necked Heron

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Squacco Heron
Ardeola ralloides


The Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) is natural to southern Europe, northern Africa and southern Asia. Some individuals have made it to the Americans.


Normally seen on the water edge of fresh water deposits and in fields covered with water.


More active during the early morning and late afternoon, although it also fish during the day and night.


This egret is a colonial breeder. The nest is done on the trees. The clutch is three to six eggs. The youngsters are able to fly at 30 days.


The diet consists of fish.


The Squacco Heron in Spanish is called “Garcilla Cangrejera”.

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