Indian Pond Heron


Scientific Name: Ardeola grayii
Common Names: Indian Pond Heron, Paddybird
Other Name: Wanchak

Identifying Features: short neck, buff brown back, white wings, yellow beak with black tip, small heron, yellow eyes

Fun Facts:

  • Indian Pond heron has voice similar to that of humans’ voice.
  • Its legs change color from green to bright yellow during breeding season. Some individuals even have red legs.


This image was clicked by Nitoo Das.

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