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A small crested buff and white heron found in southern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
- ‘The squacco heron is a summer migrant from sub-Saharan Africa to the marshes of southern Europe.’
- ‘There was also a pair of squacco herons in the reeds.’
- ‘A couple of spur-winged plovers were flying around and a squacco heron flew over me.’
- ‘Martin Wagner, from Thames Water said: ‘The sighting of the squacco heron is a great success for the company as well as for wildlife.’’
- ‘It also houses specimens of night herons, squacco herons, little egrets and is usually visited by the marsh harrier.’
Mid 18th century: squacco from Italian dialect sguacco.
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