Grey Heron, Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
This Specimen from Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
A lanky stork-like bird, ashy grey above with white crown and neck: greyish white below, with long slender S-shaped neck, narrow head, and pointed dagger bill. A long black occipital crest, and elongated white feathers on the breast with some black streaks. A conspicuous black dotted line down middle of foreneck. Female similar, but crest and pectoral plumes less developed. Solitary, at reedy jheels rivers etc.
Acknowledgements-Dr. Yashpal Singh, Mrs. Neena Singh, Mr. Rajesh Bedi, Manoj Kumar Yadav