Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti
(aka Humblot's Heron, Malagasy Heron)
Goliath Heron, Awash Falls, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

Toliara, Madagascar
November 2016

The Madagascar Heron is distributed in Madagascar along and near to the coast except in the east. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It feeds mainly on medium and large fish.

It is classified as Endangered given its small and declining population of about 1,000 and the threat to its habitat.

The adult is all grey apart from its black throat and cap. This photo is of a juvenile bird showing grey around the face and throat.

Henri Humblot was sent to the Comoros Islands from Madagascar in 1884 so that France would be recognised as the main influence on the islands where he became the "Resident". He was an amateur naturalist.

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