Rufous-bellied Heron

Ardeola rufiventris

Ever since I saw a¬†photograph of this small, sooty and rufous heron, I had it on my “bucket list” of birds I must see.

The opportunity to see it finally came about in July 2012 when Eileen and I visited northern Namibia and set off on a boat trip along the Okavango River. We first saw a few of them flying off at a distance and then were rewarded with close up views. What a fantastic heron!


Rufous-bellied Heron / Ockavango River, Shamvura, Northern Namibia Rufous-bellied Heron / Ockavango River, Shamvura, Northern Namibia Rufous-bellied Heron / Ockavango River, Shamvura, Northern Namibia Rufous-bellied Heron / Ockavango River, Shamvura, Northern Namibia
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