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Friday, May 31, 2013

Blackheaded Heron

Found throughout SA in open grasslands and along the edges of inland waters.

A solitary bird when feeding, it will roost together with others in trees.

Eats frogs, fish, crabs, insects, rodents, small birds and reptiles.

Breeds all year round in warmer regions. Nest is made of a large platform of sticks lined with finer material.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa


Firefly said...

I find the position of their necks and heads when they fly most amusing

Gaelyn said...

Cool. Remember seeing a few of these.