The Chinese Pond Heron (Adeola bacchus) 45 - 52 cm
The Chinese Pond Heron could be found in freshwater wetlands, mangroves and tidal pools. Often the plumage acts as very effective camouflage making it difficult to spot even at close proximity. A shy bird it will 'take-off' and fly away to a great distance when sensing human presence.
When in flight the outer wings diplay an all-white plumage, showing a two-toned color of the bird.