Ardeola


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Ardeola

 

a genus of birds of the family Ardeidae of the order Ciconiiformes. The body measures approximately 50 cm long. The neck and legs are relatively short. The plumage is white, and the back and head are touched with rust- or chestnut-colored feathers. In birds that are courting, there are long ribbonlike feathers on the head.

There are five species. The Ardeola are distributed in southern Europe, in the southern half of Asia, and in Africa. There are two species in the USSR: the squacco heron (A. ralloides), which is found in the south (from the Danube to Syr Darya), and the Chinese pond-heron (A. bacchus), which is found in southern Primor’e Krai. The birds nest in colonies in trees or shrubs near bodies of water or in reeds. The clutch contains four or five eggs. The birds feed on insects, mollusks, and worms.

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Hanane, "Factors Predicting Ramsar Site Occupancy by Threatened Waterfowl: The Case of the Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris and Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca in Morocco," Ardeola, vol.
Tracheal strictures, compression, or obstruction resolved by resection have been described in a variety of birds, including a pied imperial pigeon (Ducula bicolor), (3) ducks, (3,5) a goose (Anser species), (6) a crane (Grus species), (7) a stork (Ardeola ibis), (3) a curassow (Crux globulosa), (3) blue and gold macaws, (8,9) a barn owl (Tyto alba), (10) a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jaimaicensis), (11) and an eagle (Halieaeetus leucocephalus).
(2000) al analizar el crecimiento de Ixobrychus minutus y Ardeola ralloides.
varium was reported in the pond heron Ardeola grayii, and heavy infections with metacercariae were also found in the fish Oryzias melastigma (21).
In addition a few studies on wading birds' breeding success have been previously executed, such as for Glossy Ibises (Plegadis falcinellus) and Squacco Herons (Ardeola ralloides) (Ouni et al., 2009; Nefla et al., 2012; Nefla et al., 2014).
Real, "Modelling the spatial distribution of the Tengmalm's owl Aegolius funereus in its southwestern Palaeartic limit (NE Spain)," Ardeola, vol.
Kosicki, "Reproductive success of the white stork Ciconia ciconia population in intensively cultivated framlands in western Poland," Ardeola, vol.
A single resident bird, Ardeola grayii, was found positive for an unidentified microfilaria.
Dr Andy Kwarteng, Director of the Remote Sensing and GIS Centre at SQU and principal investigator of this project, said that the undisturbed intertidal ecosystem of Bar Al Hikman, about 500km south of Muscat, harbours a possible keystone predator, the crab plover (Dromas ardeola) that potentially affects two contrasting ecosystem engineers, seagrasses and crabs.
Hernandez (2007): Caracterizacion ecologica de la avifauna de los parques urbanos de la ciudad de Puebla (Mexico), Ardeola 54(1): 53-67.
[1] Hafner, H., 1977, "Contribution al' etude ecologique de quatre especes de herons (Egretta garzetta garzetta L., Ardeola r.
Ardeidae Egretta ardesiaca Black heron Bubulcus ibis Cattle egret Egretta alba Great egret Ardea cinerea Grey heron Egretta intermedia Intermediate egret Egretta garzetta Little egret Egretta garzetta Lesser egret Ardea purpurea Purple heron Ardeola ralloides Squacco heron 4.