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Little Heron

A good shot of the 45 cm Little Heron showing its plumage clearly. Adults have a blue-grey back and wings with a glossy green wash, white underparts, a black cap and short yellow legs. Juveniles are browner above and streaked below; longish crest. Found over all of India, south of the Himalayas. Eats small fish, frogs, crabs and aquatic insects.

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Taken on December 27, 2009