Ciconiformes Ciconiformes

Ciconiformes

Slaty Egret

Slaty egrets can be found in shallow margins of any wetland, solitary or in small groups of 4 to 10 birds.

Black Heron

Black herons inhabit a number of regions, mostly those associated with shallow, perennial waters

Little Egret

Little egrets inhabit almost anywhere there is water.

Yellow-Billed Egret

Yellow-billed egrets can be found in habitats associated with seasonally flooded marshes and grassland, saltpans and rivers, lakes and estuaries.

Great Egret

Great egrets are often observed in more shallow open waters such as lakes, rivers, flooded grassland, rivers, estuaries and saltpans.

Grey Heron

Grey herons inhabit estuaries, rivers, lakes, marshes, lagoons and other suitable shallow water bodies.

Black-Headed Heron

Black-headed herons are often near wetlands and flooded fields but not dependent on water.

Goliath Heron

The Goliath heron holds the enviable mantle of being the worldsds largest heron.

Purple Heron

Purple herons are known to be a secretive and retiring species.

Cattle Egret

Cattle egrets chiefly inhabit open grassland and grassy savannah, agricultural land and pastures.

Squacco Heron

Squacco herons prefer still, fresh waters with thick-edged vegetation, ephemeral pans and flooded grasslands.

Rufous-Bellied Heron

Rufous-bellied heron favour flooded grasslands and dense fringing vegetation and reedbeds.

Green-Backed Heron

Green-backed herons are noted for their attendance in wooded areas.

Black-Crowned Night Heron

The well-vegetated and slow-moving waters that define swamps, estuaries, river, lakes, marshes, dams and sewage ponds are the ideal habitats to observe the black-crowned night-herons.

White-Backed Night-Heron

White-backed night-herons inhabit clear and slow-moving perennial rivers and streams with overhanging vegetation, in both woodland and forested regions.

Little Bittern

Little bitterns inhabit in emerging vegetation in shallow water, wooded streams and rivers.

Dwarf Bittern

Dwarf bitterns are named after the naturalist and bird artist Johan Sturm.

Eurasian Bittern

Eurasion bitterns favour a tall, thick emergent vegetation habitat growing in the interior or permanent and seasonal large wetlands.