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Slaty Egret is one of the flagship bird species for the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA). It is almost a KAZA endemic with only a few vagrant records elsewhere within Southern Africa. About 80% of the species population is restricted within the Okavango Delta in Botswana.


The Slaty Egret is one of the threatened bird species and faced with an array of threats such as human disturbance, fire, habitat loss amongst others. General knowledge on the species population and monitoring of threats is very limited currently within the species range.

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