Scientific Name: Ardea sumatrana
Malay Name: Pucung-Seriap Lembu
Chinese Name: 大嘴鹭
Found from Southeast Asia to Papua New Guinea and Australia
Size: 114-115 cm
Identification: Non-breeding adult resembles a large and long-necked heron with dusky grey overall plumage and long stout dagger shaped bill. Adult in breeding plumage has distinct white-tipped greyish plumes on scapulars and breast. Plumage of juvenile appears warmer-tinged than non-breeding adult.
Habitat: Mudflats and other coastal habitats.
Ecology/Behaviour: Usually solitary, stalking prey at the edge of mudflats or estuaries.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Labrador Park, Pulau Semakau, Pulau Hantu, Sungei Buloh, Lim Chu Kang, Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore