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Ardeinae


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Ardeinae

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Members of a subfamily containing about 60 species of long-legged wading birds that are widely distributed over the world, but are most common in the tropics. They commonly stand with neck bent in a characteristic S-shape, feed while wading quietly in the shallow waters of pools, marshes, and swamps, and nest in rough platforms of sticks constructed in bushes or trees near water; the nests usually are grouped in colonies called heronries.

Variations

herons

heron

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