Goliath Heron spotted at Ingula

first_imgA diurnal and often rather inactive feeder, this heron hunts by standing in the shallows or on floating vegetation, intently watching the water at its feet. As prey appears, the heron rapidly spears it with open upper and lower beak. Its breeding season is from November to March.These birds build a large stick nest in trees overhanging water, on the ground and in low bushes.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter A Goliath Heron was spotted at Ingula enjoying the warm rays of the sun recently.Fifi Meyer was on her way home from Ingula when she spotted the strange bird. She immediately grabbed her camera and snapped this beautiful photo.The Goliath Heron utters some sounds similar to the raucous barks of an old dog. They live in varied wetlands, lakes, marshes, mangroves and sometimes river deltas. They walk slowly in deeper water than other herons or stand in shallow waters.The fantastic thing is that, from time to time, you are likely to spot rare birds in the beautiful scenery of Ingula.Goliath Herons feed on fish, amphibians and little rodents. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img

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