Grey Heron

photo by JJ Harrison

Scientific classification

Order

Pelecaniformes

Family

Ardeidae

Subfamily

Ardea

Species

cinerea

Appearance

* Large bird with white and grey plumage
* White head with prominent black line above the eyes and yellowish bill
* Size: about 82 cm

Habitat

Wetlands, also in urban areas

Countries

Africa
Asia
Europe

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