Creature Feature III: Deception and the Heron

Here is the third installment of Creature Feature for The Hindu BLinkThanks to my friend and colleague, UConn EEB grad student Holly Brown for helping me collect facts about these lovely birds. Her own research on them is fascinating–she endeavours to understand how they use both physiological and behavioural means to overcome glare off the water’s surface while hunting. I hope to write about it some day! 

Great Blue Heron on the beach of Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico.

Great Blue Heron on the beach of Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico.

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