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squacco heron

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Pronunciation: /ˈskwakəʊ
 
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Definition of squacco heron in English:

noun

A small crested buff and white heron found in southern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • Ardeola ralloides, family Ardeidae
Example sentences
  • 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.’

Origin

mid 18th century: squacco from Italian dialect sguacco.

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