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Photo by chiemomo
Daintree, North Queensland, December 2003
Ardea sumatrana


100–115 cm (39¼-45¼ in)
Similar to White-bellied Heron with slightly re-curved bill


Asia: China, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Singapore, Philippines, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas, West Timor, Moluccas, East Timor
Australasia, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Photo by SeeToh
Pulau Ubin, Singapore, December 2016


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. s. sumatrana:
  • A. s. mathewsae:


Favours coastal areas.



Not a great deal is known, but they eat mostly fish and shellfish in Australia and mudskippers in Borneo


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2014)

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