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Grey Heron / Garza real europea.

Ardea cinerea

Description:

Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium 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, 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. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim.

Habitat:

Kensington Gardens, London.

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marta vázquez
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marta vázquez

City of Westminster, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Nov 27, 2010
Submitted on Oct 13, 2011

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