A small crested buff and white heron found in southern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
- Ardeola ralloides, family Ardeidae
- A couple of spur-winged plovers were flying around and a squacco heron flew over me.
- There was also a pair of squacco herons in the reeds.
- Martin Wagner, from Thames Water said: ‘The sighting of the squacco heron is a great success for the company as well as for wildlife.’
Mid 18th century: squacco from Italian dialect sguacco.
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