Javan Pond Heron (Ardeola speciosa) in Breeding Plumage
A solitary Javan pond heron in the rice fields of Siargao. This migratory heron can be seen here with its prominent breeding plumage.
The Javan Pond Heron occurs in southeast Asia and the East Indies. In the Philippines it can be found here on Mindanao.
The Javan pond heron is usually associated with rice fields but can be found in other wetland habitats and coastal flats and reefs as well.