Indian Pond Heron
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ardeola
F. Boie, 1822
  • A. grayii
  • A. ralloides
  • A. bacchus
  • A. speciosa
  • A. idae
  • A. rufiventris

Ardeola is a genus of small herons, typically 40–50 cm long with 80–100 cm wingspan. Most breed in the tropical Old World, but the migratory Squacco Heron occurs in southern Europe and the Middle East and winters in Africa.


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