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What is the scientific name of Heron ?

Chordata
Ardeidae
Neornithes
Neognathae


The herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae.

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What is the difference between Heron and egret ?

Egrets are commonly pure white in color
Egrets have black legs and yellow beak
Both
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What are the characteristics of Heron's legs ?

Long
Long and Weak
Long and Strong
Strong


The legs are long and strong and in almost every species are unfeathered from the lower part of the tibia.

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What is the preferred time for migration for Heron ?

Day Time
Night time
Morning time
Anytime


The migration typically occurs at night, usually as individuals or in small groups.

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What is the hig her classification name of Heron?

Ardeidae
Neognathae
Ciconiiformes
Butorides


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How many toesof Heron''s are pointing forward ?

One
Three
All Toes
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In flight the legs and feet are held backward. The feet of herons have long thin toes, with three forward pointing ones and one going backward.

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Which species of Heron holding wings out to form an umbrella to hunt under ?

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Grey Heron
Black Herons
Tricolored Heron


Black Herons holding wings out to form an umbrella-like canopy to hunt under.

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Which species of Heron is specializes in crustaceans, particularly crabs ?

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Grey Heron
Black Herons
Tricolored Heron


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What is the most common hunting technique of Heron ?

Catch a fish in the air
Go inside the water and catch a fish
Sit motionless on the edge and wait until prey comes within range
None


The most common hunting technique is for the bird to sit motionless on the edge of or standing in shallow water and wait until prey comes within range.

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Some species of heron have been documented using bait in order to lure prey to within striking distance. What is the name of these species ?

Little Egret
Grey Heron
Both
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