heron is any one of 60 long-legged
wading bird species. They are part of the family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes, and include several species commonly called egrets. The bitterns are also part of the Ardeidae (subfamily Botaurinae). The majority of Herons can be found in the tropics, but they are widespread.
They feed by quietly wading in shallow water, such as swamps, marshes, and pools. They build nests in sticks and bushes near water. The nests are usually grouped into colonies known as heronries.
Herons often stand with their neck bent in an S-shaped shape. Instead of extending their necks outwards like most birds, they fly with their legs dangling and their head held against the body. They have large wings and long, straight, sharp-pointed bills.
There Zare three types of heron
night herons, tiger herons, and typical herons. The day is when typical herons eat. During the breeding season, some herons develop plumes on their backs and engage in intricate mutual-courtship postures. How Long Do Birds Live
The most well-known of all the common herons are the large, straight-legged, long-necked, and plain-hued, plain-hued crested members from the genus Ardea, especially the 130 cm (50 inches) great blue heron (A. North America’s Herodias,
which can reach 1.8m (6ft) in length,
and the smaller, but still quite impressive, common heron (A. cinerea, a species that is common in the Old World. The goliath sheon (A.) is the largest of all. The goliath (A.) is a tall 150 cm (59 inches) bird with a reddish neck and head. A purple heron (A. purple heron (A.