Extremely rare vagrant. Resident in the southern part of the Gulf where this small opportunistic Heron is found in a variety of coastal and freshwater habitats and it has been recorded using tools to catch it's prey.
Where in Kuwait
Only 1 record of an adult bird for Kuwait, found in Sulaibikhat Bay in July 2011.
In the world
Although highly territorial, this species is generally sedentary and has healthy populations along the Red Sea coast, as well as UAE and Oman.
Human disturbance and pesticides.