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Goliath Heron Ardea goliath   - Adult
Goliath Heron
Photographer : © Arka Sarkar
Location :Pirkhali, Sunderbans, West Bengal, India
Date : 11 November 2013
English synonyms:Giant Heron
Bird Family :Ardeidae - Egrets, Herons & Bitterns
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The Goliath Heron is a very rare winter visitor to Indian Sunderbans. One showed up this season and some of us got a good view. It is difficult to appreciate how large this bird looks unless seen up close in the field. - AS
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