|Squacco Heron ( Ardeola ralloides )|
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| The plumage is yellow - grey with fine scores. The beak with a black point is yellow at the young people and green - blue at the adults. Bird rather solitary and not too much shy. The flight is slow.
|| It is a migratory bird of African origin. One sees it rarely in big band. Infrequent in France.
|Habitat :|| Lakes shallow, swamp, meadows with the cattle and the ditches.|
|Food :|| small fishes, frogs, lizards, insects.|
|Size :||15.76 inch (40-49 cm)
||Weight : 230-250 g
||Wing span : 27.974 inch (71-86 cm)