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Indian Pond Heron

(Ardeola grayii)
Alternate name(s): "Paddybird"
Size: 45 cm; wing span 85 cm

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Indian Pond Heron at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

NON-BREEDING

Dorsal view of an Indian Pond Heron in non-breeding plumage; note the absence of black tips on the primaries (which would indicate a juvenile bird)
[Qurm, December 2009]

Food, Diet

All egrets and herons prey on aquatic creatures in fresh water or estuaries (fish, frogs, snakes or crustaceans).

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