Facts about Grey Heron/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

Facts about Grey Heron


            Grey Heron at flight time
Size:-100cm

Description:-
A bird with long legges and long neck. Ashygrey above, white crown, black stripe after eye continues as long,
golden yellow iris at close range, black crest, neck- blackdotted band down centre of foreneck, dark blue black flight feathers, Mostly solitary except when breeding, occasionally enters shallow water, usually stands motionless, head pulled in between shoulders, expecting prey to return close, characteristic flight, with head pulled back and long legs trailing.
Habitat:-
marshes, tidal creeks, freshwater bodies.
     standing time picture of Grey Heron
Food:-
mostly fish but also likes to eat amphibians, small mammals, insects and reptiles.

Voice:-
Loud harsh croaking at flying time.
 Breeding:-
Clutch: 3-4 eggs. Incubation: 27-29 days. Fledging: 50-55 days. After 2 years of age they can be able to breed. Grey Heron commonly breeds in large trees and can form large heronries, which can be used over 100 years.

Distribution:-
mostly resident; subcontinent; breeds up to 1,750m in Kashmir.
                          Grey Heron
CONSERVATION STATUS
Common resident at wetlands, IUCN- Least Concern.

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