French: Héron de Humblot German: Madagaskarreiher Spanish: Garza malgache
Other common names:
A. Milne-Edwards and A. Grandidier
Madagascar, where occurs mainly in W. Status unclear in Comoro Is, where almost annual on Maore (Mayotte)#R.
92–100 cm. Only member of Ardea with black chin and is separated from A. cinerea and A. purpurea by solid dark cap, uniform grey... read more
Similar to that of A. cinerea, giving a loud, low-pitched barking “karrr” or “aaark” in... read more
Mainly along coast in fresh, brackish or saltwater. Seems to prefer tidal areas or reefs (... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly medium-sized to large fish, up to 30 cm long (one eel 48 cm long), once a moray eel (Muraenidae) or sea-snake; also mudskippers and... read more
Little known. To date few occupied nests located, Nov, Apr, mid Jul and early Aug, with females in breeding condition in early Dec, but... read more
Sedentary, though may perhaps disperse over long distances, with records of individuals (mostly... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Overall population put at 1000 mature individuals (based on surveys in 2003–2004) within a known range of 25,400 km², and suspected to be still... read more
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