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Old Saturday 21st July 2012, 19:30   #33
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Indian Pond Heron

I see that Marcel Haas has included Indian Pond Heron in his book on the basis of a claim in Egypt but this has been found to be not proven (like the Wire-tailed Swallow in the same report). See:-

Jiguet et al 2010 First report of the Egyptian Ornithological Rarities Committee.

Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii. Luxor, Crocodile Island, 1 pre-breeding adult, 24 April 2004. The specific identification relies on correct aging as an adult which is challenged by the non-breeding plumage in April, while the lores are not described.
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