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Squacco heron

(Ardeola ralloides)

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Description

The squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides) is a small heron,44–47 cm (17–19 in) long,of which the body is 20–23 cm (7.9–9.1 in),with 80–92 cm (31–36 in) wingspan.It is of Old World origins,breeding in southern Europe and the Greater Middle East.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Ardeola
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