Grey Heron, Gujarat

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Grey Heron is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing 90--100 cm tall, with a 175--195 cm wingspan and a weight of 1--2 kg. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). It feeds in shallow water, catching fish, frogs, and insects with its long bill. This species breeds in colonies in trees close to lakes, the seashore or other wetlands. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ and