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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Goliath Heron

Found in the central and northern regions where there is inland water as well as open grasslands.

Solitary when feeding but roosts in colonies.
Eats frogs, insects, rodents, fish and small reptiles.

The nest is a platform of sticks in trees where it lays an average of 2-4 eggs.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa

2 comments:

Dave said...

Superb, I was happy to see one from the restaurant viewpoint at Olifant's KNP

Dave

Jonker Fourie said...

I've seen them on the Sundays River and must say that they are beeeeeegggg