Common Name: Indian Pond Heron
Scientific Name: Ardeola grayii
Nepali Name: Ashkote Bakula ( आसकोटे बकुल्ला )
Size: 42-45cm
Location: Chitwan, Nepal

Common residents, these Indian Pond Heron are found below 1525m in riversides, wetland marshes.

Buff brown in color with whitish wings, these birds have the head, neck, and breast streaked in non-breeding plumage. The beak is yellowish in the center with black tips.

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