White-bellied heron

White-bellied heron

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Ardea insignis

The white-bellied heron, also known as the imperial heron or great white-bellied heron, is a species of large heron known from the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in India and Bhutan to northeastern Bangladesh and Burma. It is mostly solitary and occurs in undisturbed riverside or wetlands. It has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2007, because the global population is estimated at less than 300 mature individuals and threatened by habitat loss and human disturbance. It is mostly dark grey with a white throat and underparts.

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White-bellied heron habitat map

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References

1. White-bellied heron Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-bellied_heron
2. White-bellied heron on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697021/134201407

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