oa Journal of East African Natural History - The Reef Heron, Egretta schistacea Ehrenberg, in Interior East Africa
|Article Title||The Reef Heron, Egretta schistacea Ehrenberg, in Interior East Africa|
|© Publisher:||East African Natural History Society|
|Journal||Journal of East African Natural History|
|Publication Date||Jan 1967|
|Pages||61 - 63|
|Keyword(s)||Bird of the marine littoral, Egretta schistacea Ehrenberg and Reef Heron|
That the Reef Heron is exclusively a bird of the marine littoral has been a long and firmly held impression. Archer & Godman (1937:51), for example, stated categorically that this heron ""is confined to the sea-coast, appearing nowhere inland"" . More recent publications, by omission of reference to the accumulating inland records, have tended to perpetuate this impression. Mackworth-Praed & Grant (1957:46), although they had previously contributed to delineation of the species' inland range (see beyond), made no mention of this and Williams (1963) likewise omitted any comment as to occurrence inland.
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