Herons are members of a large family of wading birds that includes 65 species of night-herons, typical herons, tiger-herons, egrets, and bitterns. They fly with their long necks retracted, which is how watchers can tell them from storks and cranes.

Great hunters, the Black Heron spreads its wings like a canopy and waits for prey to seek shelter in the shade. Other herons flick bits of feathers on the water or stir up the muddy bottom to attract prey.

In February 2005, a Canadian scientist announced that he had a method to measure birds' intelligence, based on the ways they hunt. Herons were named among the most intelligent birds based on this scale.

Black-crowned Night Heron
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Fact sheet on this wading bird's feeding, nesting, and migration habits. Includes description, call, distribution, status in Singapore, and threats.
Black-crowned Night-Heron Fact Sheet - National Zoo
[ Kids/Teens ] Provides description, distribution, diet, reproduction and conservation.
Grey Heron
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about their breeding and migration habits. Includes description, call, distribution, status in Singapore, and why they are threatened.
Little Heron
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Information about this wading bird's feeding, breeding, and migration habits. Includes their appearance and sounds, where they live, how many are in Singapore, and why they are threatened.
Purple Heron
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Read about where they live and breed, and how they migrate. Includes what they look and sound like, their status in Singapore, and why they are threatened.
White-faced Heron
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Brief article explains what they look like. Includes where they live, what they eat, and how they build a nest.
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