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Heron Wiki
The herons are the long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species, some of which are referred to as "egrets" or "bitterns" rather than herons.

The classification of the individual heron/egret species is fraught with difficulty, and no clear consensus exists about the correct placement of many species into either of the two major genera, Ardea and Egretta. Similarly, the relationships of the genera in the family are not completely resolved.

Although herons resemble birds in some other families, such as the storks, ibises, spoonbills, and cranes, they differ from these in flying with their necks retracted, not outstretched. They are also one of the bird groups that have powder down. Some members of this group nest colonially in trees, while others, notably the bitterns, use reed beds.

Collective Noun
There are many collective nouns for herons including a colony, flight, hedge, heronry, pose, rookery, scattering, and sedge.
Tricolored Herons are referred to as a flag.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron,Nycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night-Heron,Nycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night-Heron,Nycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night-Heron in Mangroves - Costa RicaBlack-crowned Night-heronBlack-headed Heron in TanzaniaBlack-headed Heron in KenyaBlack-headed Heron dining on Olive Marsh SnakeJuvenile Bare-throated Tiger Heron - Costa RicaAdult Bare-throated Tiger Heron - Costa RicaJuvenile Bare-throated Tiger Heron - Costa RicaJuvenile Bare-throated Tiger Heron - Costa RicaJuvenile Bare-throated Tiger Heron - Costa RicaBare-throated Tiger Heron Silhouette - Costa RicaGreat Blue Heron, Ardea herodiasGreat Blue Heron, Ardea herodiasGreat Blue Heron, Ardea herodiasGreat Blue Heron, Ardea herodiasGreat Blue Heron, Ardea herodiasGreat Blue Heron, Ardea herodias