Javan pond heron
In Thai: นกยางกรอกพันธุ์ชวา, nok yaang krok phan cha-waa
Binomial name: Ardeola speciosa, Thomas Horsfield, 1821
The Javan pond heron (Ardeola speciosa) is a wading bird of the heron family, found in shallow fresh and salt-water wetlands in Southeast Asia. Its diet comprises insects, fish, and crabs.
The Javan pond heron is typically 45 cm long with white wings, a yellow bill with a black tip, yellow eyes and legs. Its overall colour is orange, slaty and white during mating season, and brown and flecked with white out of the mating season. The non-breeding plumage is similar to that of the Chinese and Indian pond herons and is virtually indistinguishable in the field. It breeds from June to September. It is migratory.
Widespread throughout its large range, the Javan pond heron is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Pelecaniformes Family Ardeidae Genus Ardeola Species Ardeola speciosa
Thai: นกยางกรอกพันธุ์ชวา, nok yaang krok phan cha-waa
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Javan pond heron
Javan pond heron
Javan pond heron
Javan pond heron (adult, breeding)
Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Phraek District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pa In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bangkok Province Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chaiyo District, Ang Thong Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area In Buri District, Sing Buri Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Khung Kraben Non-Hunting Area Klaeng District, Rayong Ko Lanta National Park Ko Samui District, Surat Thani La-ngu District, Satun Laem Pak Bia Mae Wong National Park Mu Ko Chang National Park Mueang Chachoengsao District, Chachoengsao Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Mueang Lopburi District, Lopburi Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phichit District, Phichit Mueang Phuket District, Phuket Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram Mueang Satun District, Satun Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Tak District, Tak Nam Nao National Park Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam Non-Hunting Area Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pak Tho District, Ratchaburi Pak Thong Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Phanat Nikhom District, Chonburi Phayuha Khiri District, Nakhon Sawan Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao Sai Noi District, Nonthaburi Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sai Yok National Park Samut Prakan Province Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Similan Islands Sirinat National Park Sri Phang-nga National Park Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Tarutao National Marine Park Tha Chang District, Sing Buri Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thalang District, Phuket Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Wang Noi District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Range map of Ardeola speciosa in Thailand
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