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  Great-billed Heron

 

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A Great-billed Heron. Adults are 114 to 115 centimeters tall and their plumage is overall grey. It resembles the somewhat taller White-bellied Heron, but has a slightly brownish shine, a shorter neck, a less defined pale throat, and a dull greyish belly and vent. Furthermore, the Great-billed Heron has yellow irises, grey legs and a dark grey bill, which is slightly pale-yellowish on the underside, near the base. Its facial skin is pale-yellowish to grey. In the breeding season, the plumes on the scapulars and are less dull. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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