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Wading Birds Herons

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Herons belong to the Family Ardeidae and are related to Bitterns and Egrets.

Information listed in this category looks at classification, range, habitat, physical characteristics, diet and feeding habits, reproduction, nests, social structure, status, threats, and conservation.
  • ADW: Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

    Combines description, range and habitat, diet, reproduction, status, lifespan, and behavior information with pictures, classification, and sound file.

  • Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

    Gives alternate form of name, images, audio file, locations, diet and feeding behavior, mating and parenting, lifespan, ecosystem impact, and conservation.

  • Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

    University of Michigan ADW provides photographs, sound clip, distribution, biomes, appearance, parenting, behavior, perception, primary diet, ecosystem roles, and status.

  • Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

    Numerous photographs and videos accompany species information, including physical appearance, locations, habitat, diet, breeding, and parenting.

  • Madagascar Pond Heron (Ardeola idae)

    Threatened Species article from ARKive.org provides IUCN and CMS status, plumage changes, seasonal ranges, typical habitat, diet, population decline, and conservation. Offers photographs.

  • WhoZoo: Boatbilled Heron

    Mentions range, habitat, diet, location in the zoo, appearance, social behavior, adaptations, reproduction, and debate over taxonomy.

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