Thursday, January 10, 2013

indian pond heron in nepal

Indian pond heron are small herons with short neck, thick bill, brown back and very soft feathers found across Indian subcontinent in Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and Nepal and widely spread all around the world. Their breeding season falls between May to September when female bird lays eggs a clutch of eggs varying from 3 eggs to 5 eggs. These birds build nest in trees or shrubs between 2 and 16 meter above ground with sticks, plant left over, barks etc. These herons feed on insects, fish, frogs, crabs, aquatic insects, grasshoppers, crickets, ants and baby turtles. This herons live nearby fresh water resources like rivers, lakes, streams and also paddy fields. They are found in Koshi Tappu of Nepal.
Common Name:indian pond heron, sim bakulla, सिम बकुल्ला
Scientific Name: Ardeola grayii
Weight: 230 to 267 grams
Color: brown back and very soft white feathers
Length: 42 to 46 cms

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1 comment:

  1. they are completely white when they are in flight, but dark brown in camourflage when in rest... some bird watchers call them magic bird.. :)


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