Goliath Heron

Ardea goliath

Size: Up to 152 cm high, wingspan up to 230 cms
Habitat: Close to water - swamps, lakes, rivers
Feeding: Mostly fish but also frogs, mammals, lizards

The Goliath Heron is a very large wading bird with a wingspan of around 2 metres.

The head, neck and underwings are rufous colour. The wings are grey, as is the beak. The legs are black. The sexes are similar.

These photos were taken in the Selous National Park, Tanzania.









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