Ardeola bacchus

Species: Ardeola bacchus

English Name: Chinese Pond Heron

Chinese Name: 池鷺

Family: Ardeidae


This small heron (42-52 cm) has yellow eyes, legs and bill (with a black tip). During the breeding season, adults are marron, black and white. In the winter, plumage is greyish-brown and white. This species is a Macao resident, found in wetlands.

by: Sergey Yeliseev

© 2012 Sergey Yeliseev

by: Sek Keung Lo

© 2006 Sek Keung Lo

by: Jinchin Lin

© 2011 Jinchin Lin

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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.