Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Goliath Heron, Awash Falls, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Goliath Heron is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara, parts of the Middle East and in scattered sites in the Indian subcontinent. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is usually found near water both salt and fresh where it feeds mainly on large fish.

Goliath Heron, Jemma River, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It is the largest heron as its name suggests standing at about 1.5 metres and with a wingspan of over 2 metres.
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