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Indian Pond Heron
Indian Pond Heron
Scientific Name 
Ardeola grayii
Arabic Name 
البلشون الذهبي الهندي
Kuwaiti name 
85.0 cm
45.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. An unusual wanderer from East Asia closely resembling the Squacco Heron but recorded annually in UAE and Oman.
Where in Kuwait 
A single bird was found in the desert oasis of Al-Abraq in early November 2009.
In the world 
This species has a large range primarily in India, but also west Asia and more interestingly in southern Iran.
Local threats 
Habitat degradation and pesticides.