Madagascar Herons

Madagascar Herons (Ardea humbloti)

The Madagascar Herons (or Humblot’s Herons) (Ardea humbloti) occur naturally in Madagascar, as well as being found on the Comoro Islands and Mayotte. In Madagarscar, they are common to the north and west coasts as well as Lake Alaotra.
Madagascar Herons in the Green grass
Madagascar Herons in the Green grass

This heron is endangered within their natural range. it is estimated that only 1,000 and 3,000 have survived, and the numbers are continuing to decline. The major threat to their existance is hunting and the loss of forest habitat.


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