Heron

Heron
The herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds. There are 64 recognized species in this family. Interesting Fact: Some species of heron , such as the Little Egret and Grey Heron, have been documented using bait in order to lure prey to within striking distance. Herons may use items already in place, or actively add items to the water in order to attract fish. Items used may be man made, such as bread; alternatively Striated Herons in the Amazon have been watched repeatedly dropping seeds, insects, flowers and leaves into the water to catch fish. Although herons resemble birds in some other families, such as the storks, ibises, spoonbills and cranes, they differ from these in flying with their necks retracted, not outstretched. The largest species of heron is the Goliath Heron.

Heron in Bhigwan near Pune

Heron in Bhigwan

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