Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52482

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Ardea
Genus species:Ardea golieth

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:135-150 cm
Identification:The goliath heron has a dark bill, black legs and feet, a rufous head and neck, purplish-chestnut underparts, a gray back and wings, and a white breast, throat, cheeks and chin. The goliath heron also has black streaking on its breast.
Habitat:Rivers; lakes; swamps
Diet:Carnivore: fish, frogs, snakes
Goliath herons are solitary.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:This is the largest species of heron.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern parts of Central Asia
Africa
Middle East
Date:1975-08 Subjects:Goliath heron
long-legged wading bird
Giant heron
Ardea
Herons
Ardeidae
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52482