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The Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) is natural to southern Europe, northern Africa and southern Asia. Some individuals have made it to the Americans.
Normally seen on the water edge of fresh water deposits and in fields covered with water.
More active during the early morning and late afternoon, although it also fish during the day and night.
This egret is a colonial breeder. The nest is done on the trees. The clutch is three to six eggs. The youngsters are able to fly at 30 days.
The diet consists of fish.
The Squacco Heron in Spanish is called “Garcilla Cangrejera”.
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