Watched this heron fishing for about half an hour yesterday. During this time it made 11 attempts to catch fish of which 8 were successful. It seemed to specialise in small flatfish, as in photo, which it shook briefly and tossed down gullet without too much ceremony.
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IOC 9.1 Subspecies
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n China, Korean Pen. and Japan to Sumatra and Java