Ardeola ralloides (Scopoli, 1769)
Family: Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae
British records of this small and skulking heron, which is widely distributed throughout Europe, are increasing markedly. Although it can be recorded in any month, most records come from the spring. It remains a very rare bird in Ireland.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This scarce visitor is too rarely reported to map distribution.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||3|
|% occupied in winter||0.1|
European Distribution Map
This scarce visitor is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Squacco Heron is a rare summer overshoot and occasional vagrant in autumn.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Squacco Heron, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: QH | 5-letter code: SQUHE | Euring: 1080|
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