Purple Heron – feeding juveniles

“I had an opportunity to observe a small, new heronry that was protected by 15-16 meters of water of an old tin mining pond.

HeronP-feed jv [AmarSingh]

“There were only a few birds using the site, mainly Purple (Ardea purpurea manilensis) and Grey Herons (Ardea cinerea jouyi).

HeronP-feed jv [AmarSingh]

“I was able to observe some episodes of feeding of juveniles Purple Herons.

HeronP-feed jv [AmarSingh]

“The activity is rather ‘violent’.

HeronP-feed jv [AmarSingh]
“Juveniles would aggressively demand and obtain feeds by reaching up and grabbing the parent’s beak and pulling it down.

HeronP-feed jv [AmarSingh]

“I saw adult birds all fluffed up (hackles raised), as though in anxiety for the event.

HeronP-feed jv [AmarSingh]

“See short handheld video:

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th November 2016

Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth near limestone hills

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