Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Goliath Heron
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Described by: Cretzschmar (1827)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeAfrica s. of the Sahara and ex. sw. Arabia; Se. Iraq; Indian Subcontinent;
One main population with small, ill-defined, isolated populations to the e.;
S. Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, s. Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, c. Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, c. Sudan (n. to Shendi), ex. se. Egypt (Foul Bay), the Red Sea n. to Sinai, Yemen, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, nw. and s. Somalia, sw. Arabia (Yemen), Gabon, Congo, ne. Zaire, Uganda (s. Lake Edward), Kenya (Lakes Naivasha, Baringo and Rudolf and along Mara River), Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania (Rukwa region, Bukoba, w. Lake Victoria), Mafia, Island, s. Angola, ne. Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, n. and e. Botswana, ne. Namibia, e. South Africa (to Port Elizabeth and Orange River, Orange Free State, Lake St. Lucia, n. Zululand, Transvaal, nc. Cape Province). Irregular in s. Iraq (Tigris-Euphrates Valley) and se. Iran (Clarence Straits), Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh (Decca).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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