Monday, April 27, 2015

Bird Photo: Chinese Pond Heron

Akagashirasagi (アカガシラサギ) in Japan

heron, rice field




The Latin name for this one is Ardeola bacchus.

It is a native bird of Asia but some have been spotted of the coast of Alaska.

They feed on small creatures such as insects, worms, shells and frogs.

This one has been seen near rice paddies and wet farmlands for taro imo (water potato).


 A Guide to the Wild Birds of Okinawa p. 32   ISBN4-916224-11-6

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