Javan Pond Heron Ardeola speciosa

Javan Pond Heron
Javan Pond Heron
The Javan Pond Heron is a small heron native to southeast Asia. Above is the adult breeding plumage, a little similar to that of the Chinese Pond Heron (darker red neck and chest with dark black back) and the Indian Pond Heron (light olive brown neck/chest with dark brown back). All three look very similar in non-breeding plumage, as does the Squacco Heron.
Javan Pond Heron pairMale and female have similar plumage.