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Grey Heron
Grey Heron

Grey Heron is a large bird, standing 90–100 cm tall, with a 175–195 cm wingspan and a weight of 1–2 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped).

It feeds in shallow water, catching fish (as you can see in this image), frogs and insects with its long bill. Herons will also take small mammals, reptiles and occasionally warbler nestlings, plovers, young and adult snipes, takes ducklings and tern chicks and other small birds. This is a common bird in the Asian subcontinent and a sighting in and around rural marshy places.

This happens to be a picture my personal favourite simply because I have never seen a Grey heron before this in such deep water fishing and secondly I loved the green natural background which adds flavor to this image.

Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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