English Name Indian Pond-Heron
Scientific Name Ardeola grayii
German Name Paddyreiher
Spanish Name Garcilla India
French Name Crabier de Gray
Indian Pond-Heron
Peters Family Name ARDEIDAE(Ardeinae):Day Herons Order 322.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Bitterns,Egrets Order 3767.0
Gill Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Egrets,Bitterns Order 490.0
New 2013 Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Egrets and Bitterns Order 326.0
English Synonyms
  • Indian Pondbird
  • Paddybird
  • Pond Heron
  • Pondbird
$Note: Described by Hartert,1920,Die Vögel der paläarktischen Fauna,2,Heft XI-XII(Aug.),p.1246, as "Beschreibung ungenau". That is: Description inaccurate.
Authority (Sykes 1832)
Habitat lakes,marshes,rivers,flooded fields,swamps,mudflats,mangroves
Breeding "May-Spet in most of range,Nov-Feb in S.India and Sri Lanka." (HBW,1,p.416)