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Birds

Indian
Pond Heron

Least Concern

Unknown

Indian Pond Heron

Ardeola grayii

The Indian Pond Heron is an egret-like bird. Bird is earthy brown when at rest, but with white wings, tail and rump prominent in flight. Bird can be seen in singles or loose parties at water-bodies. Diet mainly contains Insects, fish, frogs and crabs.

Paddybird

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    কণামুছৰি
  • Bengali:
    দেশি কানিবক
  • Bhojpuri:
    अन्हबकुला, अन्हरा बकुला
  • Gujarati:
    કાણી બગલી
  • Hindi:
    अंधा बगुला
  • Kannada:
    ಕೊಳದ ಬಕ
  • Malayalam:
    കുളക്കൊക്ക്
  • Marathi:
    वंचक, भुरा बगळा, कोक, ढोकरी, खरबा बगळा (कोकण भाग)
  • Nepali:
    आसकोटे बकुल्ला
  • Oriya:
    କାଣ୍ଟିବଗ
  • Sanskrit:
    स्वल्पकंक, अंधबक, कारण्डव
  • Tamil:
    குளத்துக் கொக்கு
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Taxanomy

PELECANIFORMES
ARDEIDAE
Ardeola grayii

Quick Facts
  • The Indian Pond Herons are monogamous, i.e. they stay with only one partner for life.
Indian Pond Heron

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