Garza real

Its plumage is mostly grey above and somewhat white below. Adults have a white head with a black robe and a thin crest. In young specimens the whole head is greyish. It has a strong pink and yellowish bill. It has a leisurely flight, with its long retracted neck (S-shaped) and arched wings. When you extend your neck, the beak looks like a spoon. This is characteristic of herons and egrets and distinguishes them from storks.

Ficha técnica

ORDEN: Ciconiiformes
FAMILIA: Ardeidae
ESPECIE: Ardea cinerea
LONGEVIDAD-AÑOS: about 20
PESO: 1 to 2 kg approx.
ENVERGADURA: 155-175 cm
LONGITUD: between 84-102 cm approx.

Hábitat

It occupies different wet areas, both natural and artificial. During the breeding period it prefers lagoons or freshwater banks with abundant vegetation.

Rutas ornitológicas donde los podemos observar

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SM.01 Ruta BTT Cova da Serpe
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SM.02 Ruta paseo fluvial de Carregal
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SM.03 Ruta BBT Serra da Loba
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SM.04 Ruta Val de Cambás
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SM.05 Ruta Veiga do Mandeo
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SM.06 Ruta da Veiga do Mandeo a Xielas