Bare facts ---
Length 94 cm Wingspan 135 cm weight 1.5 kg.
Nest in tall trees a large nest of twigs and waterside plant debris.
Eggs -3-4 first of two broods laid in early to mid March.
Incubation 27, 28 days Incubated by both parents. The young spend 50-55 days in nest before they fledge.
Typical lifespan 2-5 years. Breeding typically at two years.
Latin name Ardea herodias