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HERONS, BITTERNS

Family Ardeidae

Herons are typically seen standing erect while wading in water. They dart their long necks into the water to capture their prey of fish or aquatic invertebrates.

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HERON BILLS These necks are often held in an S-shape position when herons fly. Herons vary considerably in size, with their wingspans varying from a 1 feet to six feet. The bills of herons can vary considerably as well, as is evident in the following picture of South American herons.