TITLE

Heron

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Heron, a wading bird. There are about 60 kinds of herons, including egrets and bitterns. Herons have long legs and bodies, long necks, and long, sharp bills. The plumage may be white, brown, grayish, or black. The birds live near water, feeding chiefly on fish, frogs, and crayfish. Their nests, made of sticks, are built in trees in colonies called heronries, or rookeries. Herons fly slowly, with their legs trailing straight behind.
ACCESSION #
37310057

 

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