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Photo by edenwatcher
Betsiboka Delta, Madagascar, October 2010
Ardea humbloti



Madagascar but now very rare: most often recorded in the west of the island with most recent reports from the north-west coast from near Nosy south to near Nosy Manitra off the south-west. Also recorded at more inland areas of the north-west and at Lake Alaotra. Possibly dispersive.

Vagrants recorded from Aldabra and the Comoros


This is a monotypic species[1].

Photo by balticbird
Tana, Madagascar


Shallow water, often preferring brackish or salty water; seen on mudflats and reefs.



  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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