Chinese Pond-Heron

Ardeola bacchus

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ARDBAC

ITIS

HEAD

Chinese Pond-Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellow
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Rufous or rust.
  • Forehead Color: Red-brown
  • Nape Color: Rufous or rust.
  • Throat Color: Rufous with white streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Chinese Pond-Heron Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 41-51 cm (16-20 in)
  • Weight: 306-340 g (10.8-12 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray~Blue
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Chinese Pond-Heron Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with slow steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 79-89 cm (31-35 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Buff to yellow.
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X