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A photo of a Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Goliath Heron

Goliath Heron

Ardea goliath

The Goliath heron (Ardea goliath), also known as the giant heron, is a very large wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae. It is found in sub-Saharan Africa, with smaller, declining numbers in Southwest and South Asia. The Goliath heron has a distinct deep bark, often described as kowoork, audible from a distances of up to 2 km. A disturbance call (arrk), sharper and higher, can also occasionally be heard. A huh-huh is given during the crouched stage, while a krooo may be heard with the neck extended. Organ-like duetting has been reported at nest sites but has not been confirmed.
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Ivan Pretorius
Tuesday 26 Sep 2023 - 6:23am
South Africa
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Christa Harmsen
Monday 25 Sep 2023 - 3:37pm
South Africa
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Leon van Zyl
Monday 25 Sep 2023 - 7:28am
South Africa
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Ren Rosin
Monday 25 Sep 2023 - 5:55am
South Africa
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