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
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.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually solitary, stalking prey at the edge of mudflats or estuaries.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Labrador Park, Pulau Semakau, Pulau Hantu, Sungei Buloh, Lim Chu Kang, Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.
BirdLife International. (2016). Ardea sumatrana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.