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The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is of the family Ardeidae which is in the genus Ardea. It is resident in the temperate regions of Eurasia as well as parts of Africa. The more northern populations are migratory and move south for the winter. It occurs mainly in wetland habitats where a wide variety of aquatic creatures are preyed upon.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Friday, 21 December 2012
GREY HERON (Ardea cinerea) Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co.Dublin, Ireland
Labels: Ardea cinerea, Birds of Europe, Birds of Fingal, Birds of Ireland, Broadmeadow Estuary, Co. Dublin, Fingal, Grey Heron, herons, Ireland, Irish Birds, Swords, waterbirds