Ardea goliath (Goliath Heron)

Goliath Heron

Dutch: Reuzenreiger

Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ardea
Species: Ardea goliath

Male bird. Many thanks to the Royal Belgian institute of natural sciences, Brussels, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 278 mm
Length cranium: 88 mm
Width (cranium): 45 mm
Height (cranium): 31 mm
Alternative names: Goliathreiher (German), Héron goliath (French), Garza Goliat (Spanish)