Saturday, January 18, 2014

Indian Pond Heron at Hebbal Lake, Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore is favorite spot for various colorful birds. People have identified nearly 100 spices of birds here. One among them is Indian Pond Heron. 



It is a small heron. They appear stocky with a short neck, short thick bill and buff-brown back  and colored or streaked fore-neck and breast. They are typically 40–50 cm long with 80–100 cm wingspan. 



They are usually solitary foragers but numbers of them may sometimes feed in close proximity during the dry seasons.



The primary food of these birds includes crustaceans, aquatic insects, fishes, tadpoles and sometimes leeches.This is a migratory bird that comes to here from outside India, may be Africa or Europe. 

31 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the Heron! They are neat birds! Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful guy! rather like our green heron here in the states.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous avian shots ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

ps. thanks for visiting and commenting ^_^

Tanya Breese said...

he's cute!!

Maria's Space said...

What a beauty

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Small, but such a long beak for gathering food.

'Tsuki said...

What a strange little bird ! It has the headt of a Heron but the body sized of a fisherking... Thanks for this stunning sharing !

Viera said...

Such a lovely birds...Never seen this kind...Thanks for sharing this beautiful photos...

HansHB said...

Great photo!

George said...

Thanks for sharing this interesting bird with us. I enjoyed your photos.

Adam Jones said...

A lovely looking Heron. Not one we get here in the UK

Louisette said...

Wonderfull shots heron, greeting from Belgium

sunshine said...

Nice photos and an interesting species.

Our photos said...

Beautful photos you have make!

Lowell said...

It looks like what some folks call a green heron in the States. Cute little critter. Herons are lots of fun to watch.

Karen said...

Oh, he's a handsome guy!

Little Wandering Wren said...

100 species to find at this lake - how many have you spotted?! Wonderful Heron.
Wren x

Anni said...

Beautiful images!!! Hope your weekend is treating you well today.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a sweet little heron!

Unknown said...

Beautiful birds!

Ileana said...

Beautiful . We have birds like this in "Delta Dunarii"

Maude Lynn said...

Pretty shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like all herons... these are beautiful pictures. Lovely pond.

Gordon said...

Again that Heron is new to me, its good to learn somthing new.
All the best GHordon.

Dave said...

Smart bird Rajesh, nice one mate

Carole M. said...

...good for you to see the heron here

genie said...

What a pretty little heron. It is so different from the ones I have seen. A lovely bird.

Anonymous said...

We have some small herons, too, but not this one. They do have a unique shape.

Yogi Saraswat said...



Nice photos and an interesting species.

Maniparna said...

A different type of heron I think...lovely shot :-)

Tasty Food Delights said...

Beautiful Pictures...!