The Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides, is a small heron, 40-49 cm long with 82-95 cm wingspan. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Europe and the Greater Middle East. It is a migrant, wintering in Africa. It is rare north of its breeding range.
This is a stocky species with a short neck, short thick bill and buff-brown back. In summer, adults have long neck feathers. Its appearance is transformed in flight, when it looks very white due to the colour of the wings.
Fluctuations in chick diet of the Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides in southern France: changes over the last 30 years
Mar 01, 2004; Capsule The composition varied between colony site, month and year. Aims To determine the diet composition of chicks and its...