Saturday, April 8, 2017

Western Reef Heron at Diu

During our visit to Diu, we came across many colourful birds. We could spot some birds around the Diu Fort in the shallow water.  One such colourful bird is Western Reef Heron



It is a medium-sized stocky heron that has with two plumage colour forms. The one we spotted here is with a slaty-grey plumage.  



It has a whitish throat and yellow bill. It has long yellow legs. During the breeding they have two long feathers on the sides of the nape. 



They stalk their prey in shallow water. They feed on at fish, crustaceans, mudskippers.

16 comments:

sandyland said...

great look at their ways of life Happy Springtime

Al said...

That's such an elegant bird - nice shots.

Irene said...

Nice captures! Beautiful birds, love the color.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

this is great :)

Phil Slade said...

I think I remember seeing this species as the white form. In Egypt.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Rajesh-
The shadow and the bird are beautiful in your pictures.
Lovely post!
Have a Happy Day!!
Peace :)

Mary Cromer said...

Very nice looking Heron~

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful heron for sure. I did not know you had it :)

Ani Paul said...

Very nice capture.

Klara S said...

Beautiful captures. Amazing colours of heron feathers.

Pat Tillett said...

A beautiful bird, and great photos of it...

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely shots of the Heron

Gordon said...

That is one smart looking Heron, Great shots.
All the best Gordon.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Bel oiseau ;-)
Céline & Philippe

A Colorful World said...

Great-looking heron!