White-bellied Herons

White-bellied Herons (Ardea insignis)

The White-bellied Herons (Ardea insignis) occur naturally in East Himalayan foothills, where it inhabits wetland areas of tropical and subtropical forests in North East India and Burma.

White-bellied Herons on a Water Image
White-bellied Herons on a Water Image


Their chest and foreneck are grey. The abdomen is white. They have dark grey upper wings and white underwing feathers.

When breeding, they have greyish-white name plumes and elongated grey chest feathers with white centers.


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