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Madagascar Pond Heron
Madagascar Pond Heron
The Madagascar Pond Heron, also called Malagasy Pond Heron, in breeding plumage looks like a Little Egret with a blue beak and pink legs/feet. Despite its name, it is native to much of central, south and east Africa.
Malagasy Pond Heron
Madagascar Pond Heron non-breeding plumage
Both male and female have white breeding plumage with blue face and bill and pink legs. The non-breeding plumage is streaky brown with greyish bill and legs.