Ardea cinerea

Species: Ardea cinerea

English Name: Grey Heron

Chinese Name: 蒼鷺

Family: Ardeidae


This large bird has 84-102 cm in length and 155-175 cm in wingspan. The plumage is mainly grey above and white below, with a black crest and supercilium. This specie occurs in Macao as a winter visitor.

by: cawa

© 2010 Cawa

by: Lopez-Lloyd

© 2012 Lopez-Lloyd

by: Blake Matheson

© 2008 Blake Matheson

by: Martha de Jong-Lantink

© 2012 Martha de Jong-Lantink

by: Arno Meintjes

© 2008 Arno Meintjes

Ardea cinerea

© 2010 Giorgio Quattrone

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– Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.