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Indian Pond Heron,paddy bird

Scientific Name : Ardeola grayi 
Phylum : Chordata 
Class : Aves 
Order : Ciciniiformes 
Family : Ardeidae 
Genus : Ardeola 
Species : grayi 
Vernacular Name : Kulakkok 
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Reproduction : Breeding prior to monsoon.Nest in small colonies,abuot 9-10m height,both males and females collect and build nest.Nest is a platform of twigs,, and may be reused.3-5 eggs,asyncronous hatching(18-24 days).Both the parents feed the young 
Fascinating Facts : They stand stillor flush only at the last moment &hence are said to be semi-blind 
Habits : Wetland 
Food Habits : crustaceans,insects,fish,tadpoles 
Conservation Status : LRLC 
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : Schedule IV 

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