Whistling Heron

The Whistling Heron measures 53 to 64 cm in length and weighs 521 to 546 g. The southern subspecies is bigger but has a shorter bill in proportion to the body.

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The Whistling Heron is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Whistling Heron, Syrigma sibilatrix, is a medium-sized, often terrestrial heron of South America. There are two subspecies, the southern S. s. sibilatrix and the northern S. s. fostersmithi. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Range and habitat * 3 Behavior * 3.1 Feeding * 3. More

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The beautiful Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix) of South America forages the plains and marshlands for small mammals, reptiles and insects Women's Whistling Heron Apparel Women's Whistling Heron Apparel T-Shirts, Camisole, Baby Doll T-Shirt, Tank Top, Sweatshirts, Hooded Sweatshirts, Zipper Front Men's Men's T-Shirts, Golf Shirt, Sleeveless, Sweatshirts, Hooded, BBQ Apron, Baseball Jersey Kids/Toddlers/Infants Kids/Toddlers/Infants Bibs, Infant Bodysuit, Infant T, Kids T, Kids More

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species, Whistling Herons care for young after leaving the nest; juveniles beg for food by hissing with their wings drooped. Taxonomy Skeletal resemblances to the night herons have led to a debate about whether the Whistling Heron is related to them, but since the 1980s it has been at least provisionally considered a relative of the genus Egretta, with little doubt that it belongs in a genus of its own. More

Indian Pond Heron, Whistling Heron, Capped Heron click on the thumbnail images on the right of the table to see a larger preview of each image Reference Number English Name Scientific Name Photo Details: Native Region of Species Largest Image Size Available (in pixels) Click Thumbnail for Preview Description Locality Country More

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Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ardeidae
Genus : Syrigma
Species : sibilatrix
Authority : (Temminck, 1824)