Grey heron catching a fish

Grey heron catching a fish

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) catching a fish. This large heron is found throughout temperate regions of Europe and Asia, near estuaries, marshes, rivers and lakes. It feeds mostly on fish, which it spears with its long, dagger-like bill, but it also eats small mammals and young birds.

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