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Feature of the Month - Indian Pond Heron

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“Heron, any of about 60 species of long-legged wading birds, classified in the family Ardeidae (order Ciconiiformes) and generally including several species usually called egrets.” They look similar to storks and cranes. Indian Pond Herons  are very similar to the Squacco Heron, but darker-backed. They have long and strong legs, long bills and pointed beaks. They can be found in habitats as lakes, marshes, mangroves, rivers, streams and paddy fields. Their diet mainly contain fish, frogs, insects and crabs.

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