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Indian Pond Heron

Ardeola grayii

Description:

The Indian pond heron or paddybird is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to Pakistan, India, Burma, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They are widespread and common but can be easily missed when they stalk prey at the edge of small water-bodies or even when they roost close to human habitations. They are however distinctive when they take off with bright white wings flashing in contrast to the cryptic streaked olive and brown colours of the body.

Habitat:

Indian Pond Heron found near water pond and marshy land area.

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AmolPandit
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AmolPandit

Vasai-Virar, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jun 5, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2016

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