squacco

squacco

(ˈskwækəʊ)
n, pl -cos
(Animals) a S European heron, Ardeola ralloides, with a short thick neck and a buff-coloured plumage with white wings
[C17: Italian dialect]
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It said the most exciting observations of the weekend were a White wagtail observed at Paphos Plain, a Leucistic Barn Swallow observed at Akrotiri Peninsula, in Limassol and a Squacco Heron in Athalassa Park, in Nicosia.
A Squacco Heron, a Mediterranean visitor, dropped into Anglesey's Cemlyn Bay, but its visit was as brief as our summer, and it hasn't been spotted since.
Squacco Herons, Ardeola ralloides, occur in Europe, North West Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and southwest Asia (Hancock and Kushlan 1989, Kushlan and Hafner 2000).
He illustrated this with a series of photographs of a squacco heron standing in shallow water, absolutely still, waiting to catch a fish.
Ardeidae Egretta ardesiaca Black heron Bubulcus ibis Cattle egret Egretta alba Great egret Ardea cinerea Grey heron Egretta intermedia Intermediate egret Egretta garzetta Little egret Egretta garzetta Lesser egret Ardea purpurea Purple heron Ardeola ralloides Squacco heron 4.
With three great white egrets - one of which was ringed as a nestling in France's Loire Valley - five cattle egrets, four glossy ibis, single squacco and purple herons.
Its summer tern colony, which includes Common and Arctic terns as well as a few pairs of the rare Roseate tern, is renowned,but Cemlyn is also home to rare species like the Squacco Heron and the Storm Petrel,as well as a host of ducks,plovers and sea birds and a wealth of maritime flora.
A RARE Squacco Heron from southern Europe has decided to make itself at home in the Norfolk Broads.
For example, Green Herons (Butorides virescens) (Keenan 1981) and Squacco Herons (Ardeola ralloides) (Crous 1994) actively fish with insects as bait.
A rare Squacco Heron was sighted in Nottingham recently.
Detection probability of nests of Squacco Herons in southern France.
Data on the food of the Purple (Ardea purpurea), Night (Nycticorax nycticorax) and Squacco (Ardeola ralloides) herons on Lake Ludas.