Grey Heron Bird Information
Grey Heron Bird is a large, grey and white with a long neck and dagger-like yellow bill. Grey heron Flies with orange-yellow legs trailing behind and neck tucked into shoulders. Greyback: wings deeply bowed in flight. White head, neck and underparts: black crest and black streaking on neck. Frequents all wetlands. Grey Heron Bird Nests colonially in heronries among tall trees; many have been used for than a century.
Status: widespread resident throughout Britain and Ireland; population reduced by hard winters.
Similar Species: rare Purple Heron could possibly be confused.
Grey Heron Bird Facts
|Size||90-100 cm (35-39 in)|
|Habitat||freshwater margins and marshes|
|Behavior||wades, walks, takes off and lands on the ground|
|Flight||labored; glides; direct|
|Tail||white; short and square|
|Bill||black, tipped yellow; large and spatulate|
|Legs||black; very long|
|Ad.winter||no crest or neck wash|
|Juvenile||as winter but black wingtips and pink bill|
Breeding and Nesting
|Nest||platform of reeds and twigs in tree or bush|
|Eggs||4; spotted reddish|
|Food||Insects, crustaceans, molluscs, fish|
|Population||scare passage migrant|
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